Unprocessed wood, primary or secondary products made from softwood, tropical hardwood, temperate hardwood, sheet stock and fuel wood
Draft Sector Agreement to increase the supply of certified wood products from sustainably managed forests 2019-2024
The Federal Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development, Marie Christine Marghem, the relevant professional associations and the FSC and PEFC certification systems have concluded a new sector agreement to increase the supply of certified wood products from sustainably managed forests.
This involves a duty of care for the signatories to pursue the following objectives by means of respectful collaboration:
- increase the share of wood products from sustainably managed forests on the Belgian market;
- raise awareness amongst professionals in the sector and consumers regarding the environmental and social benefits of using sustainable wood in the context of the circular economy and as a renewable raw material, as well as around the importance of certification for sustainable forest management.
One key amendment compared to the previous sector agreement (2011-2018) is an expansion of the scope to include more secondary wood products (such as windows and doors, furniture, paper and cardboard).