The Timber Industry Magazine is reporting that the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has achieved a “world first” for securing FSC and PEFC project certification on the Olympic Park site, with 100% of wood products supplied certified as “legal and sustainable”.
The presentation of FSC and PEFC project certification by auditors Soil Association Woodmark on Wednesday is being hailed as a major achievement and a procurement model for other projects to follow.
It also breaks new ground in that the project required main certification schemes PEFC and FSC, which have well-documented differences of opinion on forest certification, to work together, bringing hope of the potential of mutual recognition in the future.
Soil Association Woodmark said the project was a world first for certification of such a huge and complex site. FSC-certified material made up 67% of the 12,500m³ timber products procured, while PEFC accounted for 33%.
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