JELD-WEN Obtains PEFC and FSC® Multi Site Certifications

JELD-WEN is proud to announce that it is certified for both Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification and Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody and controlled wood. The multi-site certificates cover JELD-WEN's European operations.

JELD-WEN has long been a supporter of both FSC (License code - C019943) and PEFC. JELD-WEN's UK and French operations have offered FSC and PEFC products in the market for many years, and now JELD-WEN has extended the FSC and PEFC certifications to include all of its sites in Europe, from Finland in the North to France in the South.

As a company founded on wood, one of the few fully renewable and recyclable building materials, JELD-WEN has a dedicated commitment to sustainable practices. Its future success in wood products manufacturing is dependent on responsible and sustainable forest management.

Christian Frisk, JELD-WEN's European CCO says, "We have a sustainable timber sourcing policy and are extremely proud to have the multi-site chain of custody certificates for our European operations. We selected FSC and PEFC as we share in their commitments to sustainable practices and in addition both these schemes are widely recognised amongst our customer base. Our policy is to offer our customers as broad a range of chain-of-custody certified products as possible, and currently we have FSC and PEFC doors available across Europe."

JELD-WEN's multi-site certificates are based on auditing services by the non-profit organisation NEPCon. CEO of NEPCon Peter Feilberg comments: "I congratulate JELD-WEN on their new level of commitment to responsible forestry. Years ago, I worked with JELD-WEN in Denmark, Estonia and Latvia when they first obtained individual FSC certificates, so I am aware of the commitment JELD-WEN has put into implementing the certification systems at their factories; I am thrilled to see that the company has now achieved certification covering all their European facilities. As JELD-WEN is a key supplier to the construction sector, I am convinced that this move will help place certified wood products more firmly on the sustainable building agenda."

Aimed at combating the many problems of illegal logging and associated trades, the new EU timber regulations which are expected to come into force in March 2013, lay down the obligation of operators who place timber products in the market to ensure that only timber products which have been produced in accordance with the regulations enter the EU. "Through a close cooperation with our entire supply chain together with our multi-site certificates we will secure full compliance with the new legislation" adds Frisk "not because others expect it, but because it makes good business sense and it's the right thing to do."

JELD-WEN is a leading door manufacturer, employing nearly 20 000 people and operating across the USA and in more than 20 countries world-wide. JELD-WEN's European head office is in Løgstør, Denmark and it has manufacturing, distribution and sales facilities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK, France, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Hungary, Germany and Switzerland.

FSC license code: FSC-C106039

PEFC license code: PEFC/04-31-1264