Canadian Wood’s webinar emphasises upon collective responsibility
India’s heritage of wood has been home to several innovations in history. As one travels across India, they would notice stark differences in designs, functionality and wood that reflect the methods adopted in the particular weather and cultural variations.
Today, India continues to demand wood for remand applications such as joinery, furniture, doors, windows, millwork and more for structural applications that are recently limited to post-and-beams and roofing. Thus, there is extensive pressure on domestic species, which have been dwindling in supply due to reduced forest cover and lack of implementation in forest conservation laws. Thus, organisations must accept and adopt responsibly-sourced wood species that are sourced and certified from sustainably-managed forests, such as Canadian Wood – spruce-pine-fir, western hemlock, douglas-fir, yellow cedar and western red cedar.
FII India, such as Canadian Wood, is a Crown agency of the government of British Columbia with a mandate to promote products in the offshore markets. As one of the largest global producers of softwood, Canada evolves as a long-term source of supply of wood to fibre-deficit countries such as India using best practices. Canadia Wood has conducted numerous webinars relevant on the woodworking industry while sharing information on manufacturing furniture, doors, windows, frames and architecture. “Certified Wood from Sustainably-managed Forests” by Nirmala Thomas, Director, Market Development, FII India, that ensures that Canadian lumber is legally sourced and certified.
“As one of the largest producers of softwood, B.C. Canada’s lumber products are used in a wide range of applications around the world showcasing strength and durability. The lumber is Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). As the wood-working industry grows increasingly eco- and consumer-friendly, Canadian wood species as seasoned, sized and ready-to-use lumber.”
Guest speaker Arun Kumar Bansal, Chairperson, PCA WG NCCF (NCCF-PEFC), speaks on a presentation titled, “Business Case on the Chain of Custody Certification”. He elaborated on the intensive mechanism of the chain of custody certification, which ensures the traceability of wood material from a certified forest to any point along the supply chain.
Mr. Pranesh Chibber, Country Director, FII, says, “While we hope that the pandemic ends soon, social distancing is the new normal. The FII aims to reach out to its target audience through webinars to create awareness about Canadian wood. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) that promotes sustainable forest management is an international, non-profit and non-governmental organisation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.”