Amargos, certified company
In 2009 Amargós was awarded the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) Chain of Custody certificate for forestry products. This international certification guarantees that all the primary material used by the company is sourced from sustainable forestry. Amargós was the first Spanish manufacturer of door frames to obtain this certification.
¿Qué es PEFC?
More and more public entities and warehouses are demanding products sourced from sustainable production methods. This is especially true on the international market, where awareness is somewhat higher.
A company’s good practice, in this case within the timber sector, not only improves its image, it also brings important social benefits, promoting the use of sustainably harvested wood instead of other materials with no guarantees at all.
Buying materials or products which have the PEFC international stamp provides several important benefits. This green movement helps maintain the world’s forests – at the end of 2009 there were 223 million hectares of certified forests – as well as promoting biodiversity and the conservation of resources such as water and topsoil. We should remember that a young tree absorbs twice the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere than an old tree, meaning that we are also helping to improve the atmosphere.
As these forests are strictly controlled, the consumer is assured that the timber does not come from illegal harvests. The risk of forest fires is also significantly reduced. Both quality and price improve when the products come with environmental and economic guarantees.
Furthermore, a sustainable management of green areas is beneficial for everybody. Rural areas can develop, workplaces are created, and social well-being is promoted.
In Spain today, there are only 456 companies with the PEFC certification. Amargós is one of them.