South Tyneside-based Funky Chunky Furniture has received a globally recognised sustainability certification for the timber it uses to make its shelves and furniture.
Soil Association Certification visited the Jarrow-based furniture manufacturer and certified it to FSC standards, awarding it a timber certification (FSC-C177532) which confirms that the furniture manufacturer and online retailer’s shelves, mantels and furniture are made from wood grown in forests that are managed to protect wildlife and fight deforestation.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification is awarded to businesses which demonstrate that the timber they use comes from FSC-certified forests and other controlled sources (forests that follow the FSC standards).
Kevin Johnston, MD of Funky Chunky Furniture (pictured), says: “We’ve always been conscious of sourcing the most sustainable wood we can, and have worked closely with our timber merchants to make that happen.
“To now be certified to FSC standards really is the icing on the cake. It’s an internationally recognised symbol that will give our customers confidence that they’re buying from a reputable and environmentally conscious business.”