AFIC and PEFC Create Roadmap for a Sustainable Furniture Supply Chain
1. Raise awareness on the importance of sustainably sourced forest and tree-based materials which subsequently boost demand for certified materials.
2. Build capacity in the wood-based supply chain to facilitate members and companies to reach sustainability goals. 3. Support companies who want to demonstrate legal and sustainable sourcing with PEFC certification.
4. Improve knowledge sharing between PEFC and AFIC.
The first stage of the project will deliver capacity building and build awareness and visibility for both AFIC and PEFC through various activities such as digital marketing, webinars, trainings, educational promotional materials events and business matching. This supports companies who want to demonstrate their legal and sustainable sourcing with PEFC certification.
The second stage calls for the creation of an ASEAN Furniture Sustainability Award to recognize companies that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices, including sourcing.With this collaboration, AFIC members will have a better understanding on the benefits of working with certified wood sources, and gain access to the many PEFC suppliers that will help us attain our goal of integrating sustainability in our manufacturing processes.