“Amsterdam is already quite advanced when it comes to applying FSC and this covenant gives their ambitions an even more solid basi,” adds Mark Kemna, Manager FSC Network. “The fact that all boroughs participate will encourage lots of regional construction companies to get FSC certified, which will further drive the actual use of FSC certified wood.”
The signing of the covenant took place during a tour visiting earlier built FSC projects. At each project the eldermen and the director of FSC Netherlands were informed by the constructor, supplier of the wood or project leader about the use of FSC wood in the project.
67 cities have already signed a covenant with FSC Netherlands and have, by doing this, adapted the use of responsible wood and paper accordingly in their policies. FSC Netherlands is supporting her partners in applying FSC timber and timber products in their building projects by providing special training sessions. Also the 45 housing corporations and 12 water boards that have signed a covenant with FSC Netherlands, receive training.BACK TO OVERVIEW