The leading international manufacturer of doors, JELD-WEN, is moving towards the next phase in its on-going commitment to responsible forestry: the company has obtained FSC and PEFC multi-site certificates covering JELD-WEN’s European operations.
JELD-WEN has long been a supporter of responsible forestry and its UK and French operations have offered FSC and PEFC products in the market for many years. Now JELD-WEN has extended its commitment to responsible forestry to include all of its sites in Europe, from Finland in the North to France in the South.
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.”
Boost for certified wood in construction
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 forth to implement 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.”
With around 100,000 doors and doorframes leaving its European factories every week, JELD-WEN Europe is a major player in the construction and DIY sectors.
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. Visit the website of JELD-WEN Europe