Trade association British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is to host a half-day seminar on the global demand for certified wood products.


Sponsored by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the seminar will provide information about certified products and what chain of custody procedures entail.

The event — which takes place April 11 at AIS, Solihull — will feature presentations from Alun Watkins of PEFC UK on the market drivers for certified timber and Kate Towler of John Lewis on responsible sourcing.

It will also include talks from Sarah Price of PEFC International on increasing the global supply of certified wood, Mike Greenland of Ligna on the group chain of custody certification and BFM's Steve Moore on how the trade association can help.

Jackie Bazeley, BFM md, said: "Demand for furniture manufactured from timber or wood-based products is on the rise, as well as an increase in the number of tenders for furniture contracts stipulating that products must be certified by a global sustainable forest management certification scheme.

"This seminar will provide members with key information on how this will affect the furniture industry as a whole, how to ensure their products are sustainably sourced and demonstrate such compliance."

Contact Steve Moore at BFM for more details.


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