Grown in Britain certification confirms Forest to Home’s sustainability credentials
18th August 2020
Forest to Home is celebrating external validation of our sustainability status through the Grown in Britain (GIB) Chain of Custody Certification programme.
The Grown in Britain Chain of Custody Certification mark provides validation of the origin of timber products and materials. For Forest to Home’s customers, the certification confirms our commitment to full transparencyof our supply chain and demonstrates our leadership in the field of sustainable furniture making.
For those unaware of the work of Grown in Britain, the organisation has led the drive for more innovation in the use of British timber, and is supporting the development of local added-value processing in order to facilitate a reduction in imports. The GIB mark supports a growing demand from consumers and specifiers for full transparency about where timber comes from and what impact its use will have.
To achieve GIB Certification, Forest to Home has had to demonstrate its commitment to local economies, the UK forestry industry and the wider environment. Our certification was dependent on a successful audit of our supply chain and internal processes.
From our rural Wiltshire base, we are now one of the UK’s largest – and leading – sustainable, handcrafted furniture businesses. We also actively support various initiatives and programmes that protect British forests and woodlands.
Commenting on its certification, our Managing Director William Hibbert said:
“As a proud, British company, we’re delighted to have achieved the Grown in Britain Certification. It’s extremely important to us that we do all we can to strengthen customer confidence in how we source the timber we use to make our products. We have seen a groundswell of interest from both our domestic customers and architects, designers and specifiers on our commercial projects, for more information on our supply chain and raw-materials sourcing. People want to be sure they’re buying British timber – and this offers proof of this, which in turn impacts on the UK forest industry, local economies, wildlife habitats and the wider environment.”
Forest to Home will now feature on the Grown in Britain searchable database of certified makers and designers.