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FSC announces 2021 Furniture Awards winners

Published on :Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Forest Stewardship Council recently announces the winners in the indoor and outdoor furniture sector.

The awards ceremony however, happened online and the winners in six award categories (Home-living, Home-office, Office furniture, Public spaces furniture, Outdoor furniture for home, Outdoor furniture for public spaces) and five special awards (CSR, Communication, Green, Labeling and Small Business) were announced by a jury composed by representatives of FSC national offices from the 11 competing countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom). The only category not assigned was the one for Retail furniture – a special mention was created instead. Participants from various backgrounds and companies receives award via online ceremony. The awards acts as motivation and encourages designers and participants to accelerate performance and enrich contribution to the domain.

The ceremony was followed by a round table on the use of wood from certified sources, which was attended by representatives of FSC International, international NGOs, forest owners, retailers and journalists, and moderated by designer and BBC star Oliver Heath.

“FSC  works in close collaboration with furniture manufacturers, brands and retailers to help them develop their supply chains, increase awareness about  sustainable forestry and its benefits, and communicate their commitment to FSC certification” says Jeremy Harrison, Chief Markets Officer at FSC International “The positive results of these collaborations  are confirmed in the research findings from Globescan”.

“In the climate change era we must provide viable solutions and positive examples of how forest conservation, communities and markets can coexist. The FSC Furniture Awards promotes best practices, rewarding the achievements of companies that have decided to share their path towards sustainability with FSC” says Alexia Schrott, FSC Italy’s Marketing Manager and coordinator of the project.

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