MEDITE SMARTPLY is part of Coillte, a sustainable and innovative Irish forestry company, which is FSC certified. This means each of our products is responsibly manufactured from a certified supply from its sustainably managed forests. In turn, this makes us one of the only vertically integrated panel manufacturers in the industry, as we have control and ownership of our own timber-sourcing supply chain from sapling planting through to log harvesting.
With responsible management, timber is a 100% renewable natural resource. The wood used in our high-performance OSB and MDF panels is small-diameter wood from fast-growing species such as spruce and pine along with wood that is selectively removed for forest thinning. The timber used to make our products is carefully harvested to preserve the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes. An additional benefit of sustainable forestry management in this scale is its support of carbon sequestration, which involves the capture and storage of carbon dioxide, removing it from the atmosphere.
Forestry certification means that the environmental and social effects of a wood producer’s operations have been independently verified.
MEDITE SMARTPLY timber construction panels’ FSC® certification is an internationally recognised standard that assures buyers of wood-based products that the timber used originates from environmentally and socially responsible forestry management.
MEDITE SMARTPLY has received the FSC’s chain of custody certification, covering not only the supply of raw materials but also its manufacturing and distribution processes. This certification provides a guarantee to consumers that the product not only comes from a well-managed forest but has passed through a secure, sustainable channel from its origin in the forest right through to the time it is installed by the end-user. Only products from FSC-certified forests can be labelled with the ‘tick and tree’ logo.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certification is available for SMARTPLY products subject to conditions, available upon request.
Both FSC® and PEFC forest management certification schemes which audit and inspect forest managers to ensure their work meets strict forest management standards against social, economic and environmental criteria.
Coillte is responsible for managing 440,000 hectares of primarily forested lands. It is the nation’s largest forester and producer of certified wood, a natural, renewable and sustainable resource. Coillte is also the largest provider of outdoor recreation in Ireland, it enables wind-energy on the estate, manufactures panel-board wood products and undertakes nature rehabilitation projects of scale. Coillte delivers the multiple benefits of forestry, including forests for climate, for nature, for wood and for people.
Coillte’s forest management is certified as sustainable by the FSC®¹ (Forest Stewardship Council®) and the PEFC² (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).
Coillte’s forest management is certified as sustainable by the FSC®¹ (Forest Stewardship Council®) [Certification Registration code SA-FM/COC -000706] and the PEFC² (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification [SA-PEFC-FM/COC-000706]). The Soil Association, on behalf of both certification schemes, audit and inspect forest managers to ensure their work meets strict forest management standards against social, economic and environmental criteria.
¹FSC® licence code FSC- C005714
²PEFC licence code PEFC/17-23-042
From Seed to Sawdust – Episode 18 – Exploring Engineered Wood Products in a Visit to SMARTPLY
Our CEO, Neil Foot, and Head of Technical Affairs and Ireland Sales, David Murray, speak in a podcast on KCLR radio station, exploring how SMARTPLY OSB is made, its sustainability credentials, the importance of building with timber whilst fighting climate change, our innovation and our technology.