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PEFC takes to the road

Monday, January 11, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Ely-based AC Timber Solutions has become the first UK company to demonstrate it's commitment to sustainable timber sourcing by including the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) (1) logo on the livery of its delivery fleet.

The East Anglia-based company, which was established in August this year, provides a wide range of timber and joinery products including beams, posts, cladding and flooring as well as sawn timber. The company's passion for hardwood, quality and customer care has seen the business go from strength to strength in a very short time. It aims to provide a personal and knowledgeable solution to all its customer's timber requirements, no matter how large or small.

Commenting on the new livery Gail Marriott said, "AC Timber takes its commitment to responsible timber sourcing very seriously and has dual PEFC and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certification to provide assurances to our customers. We are proud to demonstrate our support for responsible forest management by including the PEFC logo on our corporate livery."

Marriott said that the company's accreditation to the PEFC chain of custody was valuable to both the business and its customers, and demonstrates its commitment to the PEFC fold. "We currently hold stocks of PEFC Beech but with our fast expansion our stock of PEFC species will increase in the very near future," she stated.

Welcoming AC Timber's decision, PEFC UK Chairman, Peter Latham said, "We are delighted that AC Timber Solutions has chosen this highly visible means of demonstrating their participation in the PEFC programme. With over 600 companies now having a licence to use the PEFC logo, it is beginning to appear on a wide range of timber products and more and more consumer-facing print publications.  However, this is the first time a company has incorporated it on its vehicle livery.  This presents an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of the PEFC logo."




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