We take care of the world for future generations
Gunnar T. Strøm is selling wood from sustainably and legally managed forests.
Legality has been assessed prior to arrival of goods in the EU.
Our business related to goods coming in contact with food stuffs is publicy regulated.
Gunnar T. Strøm is part of national, professional, and commercial networks.
Gunnar T. Strøm supports various different social organisations.
The Forest Stewardship Council®
Gunnar T. Strøm Danmark A/S
Licensecode FSC® C01340
Gunnar T. Strøm has chosen to be certiified to sell wood from responsibly managed forests according to FSC®. We offer wood felled and produced according to the FSC certification system. Our Chain of Custody no. is NC-COC-011791 with scope:
“Purchase and sales of FSC certified and FSC controlled wood as semi produced or finished timber products under a transfer system.”
Traceability – Chain of Custody
The Forest Stewardship Council has to be able to check the traceability of the wood to secure the separation of certified and non-certified material. The wood is traced from the moment it is felled till it has been delivered to end user. This chain must at no point be broken.
GTS is certified under the transfer system which gives us the right to sell the products which our suppliers have the right to produce without breaking the Chain of Custody.
Only a certification firm approved by FSC is allowed to issue certificates. These are valid for a 5-year period with yearly inspections performed to show compliance with chain of custody and below FSC principles.
The Forest Stewardship Council® Principles
Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and nationally ratified international treaties, conventions, and agreements.
Maintain or enhance the social and economic wellbeing of workers.
Identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ legal and customary rights of ownership, use and management of land, territories and resources affected by management activities.
Contribute to maintaining or enhancing the social and economic wellbeing of local communities.
Efficiently manage the range of multiple products and services of the Management Unit to maintain or enhance long term economic viability and the range of environmental and social benefits.
Maintain, conserve and/or restore ecosystem services and environmental values of the Management Unit, and shall avoid, repair, or mitigate negative environmental impacts.
Have a management plan consistent with its policies and objectives and proportionate to scale, intensity and risks of its management activities. The management plan shall be implemented and kept up to date based on monitoring information to promote adaptive management. The associated planning and procedural documentation shall be sufficient to guide staff, inform affected stakeholders and interested stakeholders and to justify management decisions.
Demonstrate that, progress towards achieving the management objectives, the impacts of management activities and the condition of the Management Unit, are monitored and evaluated proportionate to the scale, intensity, and risk of management activities, to implement adaptive management.
Maintain and/or enhance the High Conservation Values in the Management Unit through applying the precautionary approach.
Management activities conducted by or for The Organisation for the Management Unit shall be selected and implemented consistent with The Organisation’s economic, environmental, and social policies and objectives and in compliance with the Principles and Criteria collectively.
The European Timber Regulation
Our customers can rest assured that legality has been assessed prior to arrival of goods in the EU.
The purpose of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) is to secure that companies in the EU cooperate with their suppliers in countries outside the European Common Market in order to avoid the importation of illegally harvested wood to the EU.
A way to mitigate against the importation of illegal wood could also be to source wood which has been checked against a credible legality standard by a third party. Such a standard might be FSC®.
Is illegal logging of requested wood species prevalent in country of harvest?
How long is the chain from forest to finished product, and is there a chance of the wooden material being substituted during these processes?
Some types of products are known to have risk of illegal wood being used. Therefore it is important to assess the probability.
Operators must assess if the companies comply with the tax and customs authorities in their country.
The Smiley-scheme of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
GTS is marketing wooden cutting boards in cooperation with large, well-reputed Danish companies well known for their design and quality. Naturally, cutting boards will come into contact with foodstuffs and therefore these products will be frequently inspected by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.See our latest report here
The Danish Wood Initiative
Gunnar T. Strøm is an ambassador for The Danish Wood Initiative. The purpose is to inform the consumer about the many possible applications of wood so more and more consumers will choose products made of wood.
As an important side project, the Danish Wood Initiative aims to promote networking and cooperation in the wood industry.
The Danish Timber Trade Federation
GTS is a member of the Danish Timber Trade Federation.
It is, amongst other things, occupied with the environmental consequences of trading with wood from various parts of the world, and is in international connections an observer/commercial expert for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the Danish Ministry of the Environment.
The Danish Timber Trade Federation also takes part in the international efforts to increase sustainable forest management and trade with sustainably produced wood through, amongst others, ITTO, FAO, and PEFC.