PEFC Sustainability

In today’s society, a large debate takes place around the following questions: How can we make our world more liveable? How do we manage to live up to our responsibility expectations, towards the next generation?

The answer is: Sustainability! But what exactly does that mean?

The term sustainability originally comes from forestry: The noble Hans Carl von Carlowitz demanded a „sustainable use” of fuel around 1700. He demanded that everyone should only be allowed to take as much wood from the forest that one could regrow through reforestation. His plan to secure wood in the long term is still considered ground breaking today.

Even today it is possible and important to act sustainably in everyday life: A careful use of resources is necessary so that we do not live at the expense of the environment and future generations.

Particular attention remains on our forests: They serve as a livelihood for plants, animals and humans. The forest regulates our climate and also offers a space for recreation. Unfortunately, our forests are in danger: So we have to protect them. However, this is only possible with economic and at the same time environmentally friendly and socially acceptable forest management.

Maderas Holztechnik GmbH puts great importance to the preservation of our environment and especially of our forests. Therefore, it is very important for us to prove the sustainable approach of our company.


PEFC seal of approval

We have already had the PEFC seal of approval for several years („Program for the Recognition of Forest Certification Systems”). This certificate serves as a transparent control system for the verification of sustainable forest management based on national standards.

PEFC stands for sustainable, careful and responsible forest management. It offers a binding proof of our sustainable way of doing business that you, as a consumer, can rely on.

It means:

  • No more wood is being cut, than is grown back.
  • Where trees have been felled, they will be reforested.
  • The forest remains a safe habitat for animals and plants.
  • Biodiversity in the forest is preserved.
  • A sustainably managed forest retains its function as a natural protection of water, soil and climate.
  • You have the guarantee of the legal origin of the raw material wood.
  • All forest work complies with the high standards of occupational safety.
  • The workers’ rights are respected.

All work is done by qualified personnel.