The most important raw material for products of WERZALIT is wood. In Germany, industrial wood originating from forests in a narrow radius of less than 100 kilometres is used. The environmental managers at the company ensure that the wood suppliers are exclusively PEFC-certified forestry operations.
International and independent
PEFC stands for Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes, an independent, non-profit NGO. The organisation works around the world, evaluating and pursuing mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes.
Economic, environmental and social standards
The forest certification can only be successful if the wood with the PEFC certificate makes it to end consumers. This requires certification of even the wood-processing companies in the product chain. For years, WERZALIT has worked together with such certified forestry operations. The primary goal of PEFC is documenting and improving sustainable forest management with regard to economic, environmental and social standards.
Assurance of responsible behaviour
The PEFC certificate offers buyers of wood products the assurance that the manufacturers are promoting sustainable forest management through their actions. It certifies WERZALIT as a responsible and environmentally friendly manufacturer.
Together with VHI, we are committed to sustainable building via EPDs for WPC decking boards and WPC facade elements at IBU.