Marshalls commits to using FSC®-certified wood
Moving forward, Marshalls Landscape Protection has pledged to use FSC®-certified wood exclusively on newly launched Marshalls branded products from now on, as it seeks to make its product ranges more sustainable than ever.
Marshalls Landscape Protection, a division of Marshalls Group, manufacture and supply protective street furniture for a variety of locations including highstreets, stadiums and public buildings. Many of its products, such as its protective benches and planters, are produced with hardwood and softwood, which is why the company is committing itself to using FSC®-certified wood.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an internationally recognised organisation that promotes the responsible use of the world’s forests. As part of its work, the FSC runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of custody. The purpose of the FSC system is to allow businesses and consumers to easily identify timber products that have been produced using well-managed forests or recycled sources.
The environmental challenges that face us today pose an immediate threat that must be overcome. The work conducted by the FSC aims to tackle the climate crisis by protecting the world’s forests from conversion to other land uses, introducing management practices that maintain the integrity of the forests, and restoring damaged and degraded forests. By opting to use FSC®-certified wood, Marshalls Landscape Protection is ensuring that it is making a positive contribution to the environment.
Chris Griffiths, Head of Product Sustainability at Marshalls PLC, discussed this environmentally beneficial decision, saying: “Making the move to FSC®-certified timber was an obvious step for us - we’ve been working with them for years, so now is the right time to make the arrangement permanent. We understand that sustainability is about people and communities just as much as it’s about the environment, and so does the FSC. It’s a great partnership.
“The Marshalls Way is to do the right things, for the right reasons, in the right way. That’s why sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. It’s in our DNA and we’ve been on this journey for two decades. We want to create better spaces for everyone, by working with internationally recognised organisations and taking action to make a meaningful difference.”
This step could be the first of many for Marshalls Landscape Protection, with a detailed review currently underway that will seek to replace any lumber with FSC®-certified wood wherever possible.
Marshalls Landscape Protection FSC licence code is, FSC-C133407, for more information on Marshalls Landscape Protection products please visit the website.