A certified quality and eco-responsibility: an eco-certified forest management, and FSC- and PEFC-certified products.

FLEGT
FLEGT

Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade

The Arbor Group is firmly committed in the struggle against illegal woodcuts and massive deforestation. That is why our supply policy scrupulously respects the FLEGT program, as well as any initiative aiming to prohibit access to the European market for wood and wood-derived products resulting from illegal harvests.
So, as part of our Due Diligence approach, we only work with companies able to prove the conformity of their products according to the legislation enforced in their countries.

FSC®
FSC®

A FSC-guaranteed traceability

The objective is to promote the eco-responsible management of the forests all over the world, i.e. an appropriate ecological management, socially valuable and economically viable will meet the needs of the current and future generations.
- The ecologically appropriate forest management ensures that the harvesting of wood and non-wood products maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecosystem functionality.

- The socially valuable forest management helps the local populations and the society as a whole to beneficiate the long-term advantages and also motivates the natives to preserve the forest resources and to take part in long-term management plans.

- The economically viable forest management means that the forest operations are structured and managed in a profitable manner without generating financial profits at the expense of the forestry resource, the ecosystem or the affected communities. An eco-friendly approach, valuable on the social plan and economically viable.
The FSC certificate gives the forest an economic, social and ecological value. It guarantees the protection of the biodiversity, rivers and soils. It also guarantees the respect towards the employees, the local population as well as the natives. Finally, it makes sure that the forest is economically viable.

Certified companies: Allin, Toubois

PEFC TM
PEFC TM

The PEFC necessity (program for the endorsement of forest certification schemes)

The PEFC certificate is in harmony with the ecological values of its leaders and teams. It testifies that the raw materials used by the company come from forests under strict rules of sustainable forest management. Besides, each of our companies pays attention to the fact that the logs and wood-derived products used came from CAFD (Forest Concessions under Sustainable Development).
So, the customer is assured that his purchase comes from a transparent cycle which does not allow anarchical nature exploitation.

Certified companies: Allin, LDC

CARB II – TSCA VI
CARB II – TSCA VI

US EPA TSCA title VI (United States Environmental Protection Agency, title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act) & CARB (California Air Resources Board)
Since June the 1st 2018, the manufacturers around the world are due to sell to the US and buy from the US only CARB or US EPA TSCA Title VI certified products. This main step guarantees that all the panels and finished products produced from composite wood sold in the US or in California respect the strict limits of emission on the CARB or US EPA TSCA title VI, as well as other requirements such as labelling and the keeping of registers.
In this approach, the regulation includes another certification system which is very detailed for the manufacturers of wood composite products to determine if the product respects the limitation in formaldehyde rate. To that end, we are due to make some quality tests on a regularly basis to be assured that their products respect the limitation of emission.
FCBA, our other organisation, leads inspections at any spot of the supply chain, from manufacturers to retailers. These inspections include procedures from conformity tests to the labelling requirements, keeping of register documents and even samples collection for emission tests.

Certified company: Allin

KOMO
KOMO

Komo is the most famous quality mark in the building sector in the Netherlands. Komo covers almost the entire building chain: there is a Komo certificate for every aspect of building. From conception, advice, raw materials, building products, building parts and facilities to the complete building work.
This quality mark guarantees that our products belong to the highest quality class of European norms, on an inspection basis lead by an external control organism (KIWA).

Certified company: Allin

FCBA
FCBA

« Agreement for the control of panels intended for exterior joineries »
Under control of FCBA regarding the control of manufacturing products targeted by this convention and attest the qualitative conformity towards the customers according to the recommendations defined by the norm. The sandwich panels under the label CCMQ n°40/14 are controlled all along the production chain.
A conformity certificate is delivered by FCBA every year to confirm that the size tolerance, the quality of gluing, the biological eco-responsibility of wood species, the control of the equipment, measures and tests, non-conformities, complaints and returns are verified and validated by FCBA controllers.
Panels under the convention control CCMQ 40/14 are fitting the technical prescriptions of the certificate references of the mark NF Fenêtres Bois et Portes Extérieures.

Certified company: Toubois


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