Join Us for FSC® Forest Week

7 Sep 2023

This year from the 25th to 29th of September, Havwoods is proud to participate in the FSC® Forest Week 2023 campaign by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Read more to find out what FSC® Forest Week is all about and how choosing responsibly sourced products can help create healthy forests, improve biodiversity, and ultimately lead to a climate resilient future.

What is FSC® Forest Week?

FSC® Forest Week, (formally FSC® Friday) is a worldwide awareness-raising campaign, held annually with the aim of driving consumer awareness about the importance of sustainable forestry. Furthermore, to inspire action through choosing FSC® certified products.

Campaigns such as FSC® Forest Week, are critical in raising awareness and inspiring responsible actions that positively impact our environment. Havwoods are proud to be called upon as forest stewards to take part in FSC® Forest Week.

FSC® Forest Week 2023 Theme – Trust the Tree

The theme for this year highlights the positive impact of FSC® certification on both social well-being and the environment. It urges us to play a role in addressing critical issues like climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and deforestation.

With 1.6 billion people depending on forests for their livelihoods and 80 percent of the world's animal species relying on these ecosystems as their habitat, safeguarding these invaluable natural spaces becomes a collective responsibility. Opting for FSC® certified products contributes significantly to the preservation of biodiversity and the protection of endangered species. Let us unite our efforts to create a lasting and meaningful impact.

Why Choose FSC® certified products?

FSC® (The Forest Stewardship Council®) are the world's most recognised forest certification system, trusted by NGOs, businesses, and consumers alike. Their purpose is to promote responsible forestry that nurtures thriving ecosystems, ultimately leading to healthy forests which are key to a sustainable future.

As the trailblazer in forest certification, the FSC® have established the benchmark for responsible forest management. Their policies bring together a wide range of stakeholders under shared principles for forestry that are:

  • Environmentally sound

  • Socially advantageous

  • Economically sustainable

The FSC®’s transparent and inclusive standards incorporate safeguards to guarantee that all participants in the forest supply chain adhere to these principles, ensuring the preservation of robust and enduring forests for the benefit of all, for generations to come.

10 Principles For Responsible Forestry Management

Havwoods FSC® certified (C009500) PurePlank HW2042 Bandol Herringbone timber flooring | Middle Park Home, Victoria | Designer: Zerni Projects | Photographer: Brook James

Solutions for A Climate Resilient Future

Forests serve as pivotal tools in the fight against climate change and the preservation of biodiversity. Numerous products, including those used in constructing and furnishing our homes and places we visit, originate from forests. However, when timber products are procured through illegal and uncertified means, it poses a substantial threat to the environment, potentially leading to an unsustainable surge in deforestation.

Healthy forests thriving with biodiversity are irrefutable solutions in the fight for a climate-resilient future. We all have a part in safeguarding our forests. Simple choices, like opting for sustainable products, can make a real impact.

Choose FSC® to help protect our forests

By learning to Trust the Tree and choosing FSC®, you can actively contribute to responsible forestry. Look for the FSC® label, found on millions of products around the world, including many of Havwoods products. The FSC® label verifies sustainable sourcing from forest to store shelves.

Havwoods is committed to endorsing the responsible management of global forests and we are proud to have obtained FSC® certification (CC009500). Throughout FSC® Forest Week, we will commemorate our dedication to forest conservation and inspire our customers to become stewards of these vital ecosystems.

Explore Our Sustainability Certified Collection

Show your support this Forest Week

Visit any of our showrooms this FSC® Week (25th – 29th of September) and bring along your keep cup for a free green juice or coffee.

Whilst you are there, explore our beautiful FSC® certified (C009500) timber flooring and panelling products which will be on display.

Additionally, connect with us on Instagram this week to express your passion for forests and motivate others to take action as well. We can each play a role as forest stewards, advocating for a world in which forests are nurtured and safeguarded. Begin by following us and help spread the message far and wide.

Visit Your Local Showroom

Order Free Samples Online

Order free samples online of our products. Simply explore our products, see a product you like? Click the "add to cart" button. When you are ready, check out and fill in your delivery details and we will pack and send off your samples direct to you at your home or office.

Explore our range of sustainability certified European Oak hardwood flooring products online today and find the perfect product for your project.

Look for FSC® certified (C009500) products, indicated in the specifications of each individual product.

Explore Our Sustainability Certified Collection