18 August 2021

FSC® launches awards to celebrate sustainable wooden furniture

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The FSC Furniture Awards, first launched in Italy in 2019, seek to recognise and reward companies based in not just in Italy, but now also in the United Kingdom, San Marino, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia) or Poland, that are producing and selling furniture using FSC-certified wood. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an international NGO that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests.

 

12 prizes will be awarded, divided into three categories: Indoor (Home-Living, Home-Office; Office, Retail and Public Spaces furniture); Outdoor (Outdoor furniture for Home and Outdoor furniture for Public Spaces) and Special Awards (CSR, Green Award, Communication, Labelling and Small Business). The evaluations will be entrusted to a special committee made up of members and representatives from FSC national offices.

 

The competition is the result of work by the FSC network to support the furniture wood sector, especially in Europe, aimed at raising awareness amongst both companies and consumers about the choice of raw materials and products of forest origin from sustainable management.

 

There are about 20,800 FSC active certificates in the EU and more than 4,863 operate in the wooden furniture sector. Countries with the highest number of certifications in the furniture sector are Poland (828), the United Kingdom (731) and Italy (551).

 

Tallulah Chapman, Communications Manager, FSC UK, commented: 'We are excited to join with other FSC offices in Europe to celebrate our sustainable furniture champions and hopefully inspire businesses and consumers alike to choose responsibly sourced furniture and other forest products'.

 

Entry closes on 30 October 2021. Enter now