Articles in Sustainability
This guide is designed to give a general introduction to REACH awareness and user obligations.
COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
Guidance to FIRA members on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), with a particular emphasis on the risks associated with timber and wood based products.
- REACH Guide
A Guide to the Environmental Legislation for Weeds and Non Native Species
Simplified guide to the Regulations that govern the identification and management of weeds and non-native flora species by occupiers and landowners.
FIRA Guide to the European Timber Regulations (EUTR)
Launched in October 2010 the EUTR came into force in March 2013, with the aim of preventing illegally harvested wood from being placed onto the market within the European Union. Those who do not comply with EUTR may face a fine, seizure of products or a trading suspension.
FEMB Technical Committee Meeting Report - September 2016
Team of experts to review European norms and standards and monitors proposed changes in Regulations
Sustainable Forestry & PEFC scheme updates - January 2017
These are notes from a Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) workshop
Sustainable Timber Procurement and Chain of Custody
If you purchase or sell wood or timber based items, product need to be procured from a proven sustainable resource
Study into the Feasability of Benchmarking Carbon Footprints of Furniture Products 2011