At Wogan Distributors, we think it’s our responsibility to know exactly where our timber originates. If suppliers can’t prove where it comes from or that it has not been sourced in accordance with our strict environmental and ethical policy, we simply do not do business with them. We check every wood we trade in to make sure it is not on the IUCN Red Data List (a list of tree species under threat). Plus, where ever possible we try and source independently verified FSC-certified or PEFC-certified flooring or timber.
An independent certification body goes to where the wood is grown and checks the forest management against strict environmental, social and economic criteria and they keep visiting and checking at least every year.
If the forest management passes, then they sell the wood as FSC or PEFC accredited. Every stage from the forest until we sell the product is independently checked by a certification body.