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Olympic first for Soil Association Woodmark

Beck Woodrow: Building all the venues and landscaping for the London 2012 Olympic Park was going to take a lot of timber - in the final count, over 12,500 cubic metres – so the Olympic Delivery Authority wanted to be sure that it all came from responsible sources. And they wanted to have an independent check to show that their claims had the backing of a trusted certification name, so they asked Soil Association Woodmark to do a Project Certification – the first in the world for such a huge, complex site - using both Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards, to show that the timber had been tracked from forest to site. After several audits and much number crunching, the certificates were awarded on the rooftop of the Olympic Control Centre at the end of March.

18 April 2012 | 118 Comments | Recommended by 22

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