Top surfacing firm, Abet Ltd, reports that it has just obtained single site certification for the chain-of-custody standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This follows on from Abet Laminati which was awarded both FSC and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) in January 2014.

As environmental awareness increases, the demand for FSC Certified Chain of Custody material has increased greatly over recent years and the ability to prove that the material has come from well managed forests is a key factor when specifying timber and paper products

Abet has worked with BM Trada, an independent third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability claims to gain FSC Mix accreditation. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote responsible forest management practices worldwide to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations.

The Chain of Custody follows the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer. This includes each stage from procurement, processing and manufacturing through to distribution and sales of certified goods where each stage of the supply chain involves a change of ownership.