FSC® & PEFC Certified

Responsible forest management means respect for the environment, the local population and the economy. FSC® is an internationally recognized and independent quality brand for responsible forest management.
Our 30,000 ha forest in Bolivia fully complies with FSC® rules. Selected logging, good working conditions and a strengthening of the local economy are just a few examples.

INPA Parket stands for good forest management.

Wood is ‘the growing gold’. Wood from certified, sustainably managed forests provides the best balance between economic return and sustainable return. The international PEFC™ quality mark provides assurance that wood and paper products come from sustainably managed forests, with equal attention to ‘people, planet & profit’. More than 850,000 affiliated forest owners over 243 million hectares of forest are sustainably managed according to the internationally established criteria of PEFC™. More than 8,800 companies in the chain after the forest have a PEFC™ Chain of Custody certificate*. INPA Parketvloeren BV is one of them. source: PEFC Netherlands

Sustainable forest management is good for the climate.

While growing, a tree takes the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air through its leaves and releases oxygen (O2) into the atmosphere. Oxygen is essential for our breathing. As long as we use the harvested trees in products and do not burn them, the CO2 will not be released back into the atmosphere. With sustainable management, the manager ensures that the forest grows back after harvesting. These growing trees also absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. In addition, with sustainable management, no more is harvested than new forest grows. That is why sustainable forest management is good for the climate. Keeping the above in mind, the result should logically be a growing forest area worldwide. More CO2 out and oxygen in the air. Nothing is less true! When forests are destroyed, deliberately burned down or replaced by other uses of the forest floor, the carbon dioxide (CO2)  is released back into the atmosphere. That’s a shame just now that science agrees that CO2 has a significant negative share in climate change.

Over the past 10 years, 13 million hectares of forest have been destroyed every year. That equates to a speed of one football field in 2 seconds! The impact of the CO2 released can be guessed at. Add to this the ever-increasing global energy consumption, also a major source of CO2 emissions, and the conclusion can only be that deforestation is not a good thing. Not least for humans. The disappearance of large areas of forest is the main reason that certification of sustainable forest management came about in the 1990s.

With PEFC-certified forest management, the forest is maintained and harvest and additional growth are in balance. That is good for the climate.

Source: PEFC Netherlands May 2017