Workspace holds the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification and our registration number is SCS-PEFC-COC-006387
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification and Workspace is committed to implementing and maintaining the requirements of the international chain of custody standard PEFC ST 2002:2020.
PEFC work throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that forest-based products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. The PEFC certification ensures that products come from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Having a Chain of Custody certificate demonstrates that Workspace cares about sourcing timber or tree-based products from responsibly managed forests. Over the past few years, environmental awareness has become more and more the norm. The demand for certified products has increased and continues to do so. Many businesses and consumers prefer products from responsibly managed forests.
The PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate offers a way for manufacturers, processors and traders to respond to these demands and participate in the production chain of PEFC certified wood products. The PEFC certification system provides a connection between the forest and the end user, ensuring that products with the PEFC label uphold Principles and Criteria, which bring the highest social and environmental benefits.
The PEFC – Chain of Custody system connects responsible forest management practices and products with consumers. Workspace can demonstrate its commitment to environmentally and socially responsible forest management and label our products with the PEFC trademarks.
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AFRDI BLUE AND GREEN TICKS
As Workspace continues to grow and evolve, having up to date knowledge and capabilities assists Workspace to continue to work towards meeting its vision, mission and objectives in regards to our certification practices. Our approach to continuous improvement is paramount as it compliments other certification programs like Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC ®)-Chain of Custody, EcoVadis & Australian Made. We truly believe this commitment further adds value to our people and customers.
The Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute (AFRDI) is an independent not-for-profit technical organisation providing standards, testing, product certification and research for buyers and sellers of furniture.
Many Workspace products are Blue and/or Green Tick certified. The Blue Tick certifies products which meet certain standards to AFRDI’s satisfaction. The assessment of the products is based on the results of performance, function and safety tests, coupled with an evaluation of the quality and finish of a representative sample of product. Green Tick refers to the ethical sourcing of raw materials, responsible use of water and energy, waste minimisation and, through better furniture design, the efficient use of raw materials – by extending a product’s working life and its recyclability.
Workspace is proud to have achieved our certification for ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems & ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems. Workspace maintains this status for over 10 years as well as becoming Platinum members to Furntech. The purpose of testing and certification is to ensure that products are not only safe, but that they will last, thus contributing to sustainability, and minimising use of the earth’s resources.
AUSTRALIAN MADE CERTIFICATION
Workspace has been committed to Australian manufacturing since 1911, our continued investment in our in-house design, planning and manufacturing, coupled with our recent investment in new design and production technology, ensures Workspace provides Australian Made certified products for every commercial environment. Australian Made certified products is crucial to Workspace as it promotes bringing jobs and finances back into the local economy.
Australian Made certified products gives our customers confidence in the quality, knowing that Workspace products have not travelled around the world before it reaches your home. We are passionate about our commitment to the quality of our furniture by keeping manufacturing and production in house, in Australia.
Workspace are proud to have been recognized for this achievement across so many of our most popular products.
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE - Reserves & Employer Support
ADF Reserves and Employer Support (ADFRES) provides a link between Defence, reservists, employers, educational institutions and the community. The aim is to enhance the availability of the reserve component of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) by facilitating strong and productive working relationships between reservists and their civilian employers.
Workspace Commercial Furniture are honoured to have officially achieved a Bronze Membership in the Supportive Employer Program by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).