John Lloyd, Snows Timber’s purchasing director, in Sweden.

Snows celebrates a decade of certification

Published:  04 December, 2014

In the middle of National Tree Week (29 November to 7 December), Snows Timber is celebrating its own engagement with sustainable forests and wood supply, marking 10 years of its dual FSC® and PEFC™ chain of custody certification through BM TRADA. 

A sapling Scots Pine will be presented to Snows’ top 100 customers to commemorate the anniversary.

“Chain of custody certification is even more relevant today, as it represents a high percentage of the organization needed for customers to achieve EUTR compliance,” said Snows’ purchasing director John Lloyd, responsible for the company’s original certification on 4 December, 2004.

“Today, major contractors, local authorities and major housebuilders around the country regard chain of custody certification as an extra mark of quality from suppliers. We continue to find it an advantage and insist on it from our own supplier base,” Mr Lloyd added.

Over 97% of all products purchased by Snows Timber have either FSC® or PEFC™ certification.

Vic Bowen, chief operating officer, BM TRADA – Certification UK, said: “By demonstrating its continued commitment to chain of custody certification, Snows Timber is providing an assurance to clients and suppliers that its products are sourced and produced in compliance with a globally recognised environmental, social and economic standard.

“We would like to congratulate Snows Timber on its fantastic achievement and we look forward to working with the company over the next 10 years.”

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