Policy and goals
All wood suppliers of the VELUX Group are certified according to PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or both. No tropical hardwood is used. It is the policy of the VELUX Group to comply fully with the EU Timber Regulation at all times.
It is our goal that 99% of the wood used in VELUX products is sourced from certified, sustainable forests by 2020.
In 2015, we set the goal of maintaining the high level of certified wood in our supply chain, so that a minimum of 96% of the wood would come from certified sources in 2016.
Due to extensive efforts, we have been able to surpass that goal and reach 98% certified sustainable wood in 2016. The result has been achieved through performance meetings and continuous dialogue with key suppliers.
Regarding our own FSC and PEFC certification, we carried out 51 internal audits and 16 external audits during 2016 to make sure we comply with the standards of the two systems.
In 2016, the VELUX Group became a member of FSC Denmark and FSC International.
In 2016, we surpassed our goal and 98% of the wood was sourced from certified, sustainable forests, which is more than three times as much as the global percentage of round-wood production from certified forests. The remaining 2% is from wood defined as ‘controlled’ by the FSC.