The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
It’s a mouthful, right? We’d even bet you’d have a bit of a struggle just saying the words fast.
But, would you believe that we’re now PEFC-certified?
Yep, you read that right.
We’re proud to share that BetterBone is now one of the companies around the globe to have received a PEFC certification check!
Now, you’re probably wondering what it means to be one of the PEFC-certified companies worldwide.
You might even be curious how a PEFC certification can affect you and your canine companions.
Well, here are the answers to your questions as we break down the meaning of being PEFC-certified in this blog.
Let’s get started.
What is a PEFC certification?
As we implied above, PEFC stands for “Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification”.
An international, non-profit, and non-governmental organization, PEFC promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.
Why is a PEFC certification check important?
As the leading forest certification system in the world and one of the most prominent certifications for sustainable wood sourcing, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification plays a critical role in advancing responsible and sustainable forestry.
Having one means that a business's forest-based products are procured from a sustainably managed environment.
Essentially, being PEFC-certified means using forests in a way and at a rate that maintains their potential to fulfill economic, environmental, and social functions in the long term without causing damage to other ecosystems.
Eventually, this contributes to everyone—even the future generations—being able to enjoy our natural environment for a longer time.
What does PEFC-certified BetterBone mean for our customers?
By gaining a PEFC certification check, BetterBone takes another step toward a more sustainable future.
After all, our forests have immeasurable value to the environment, economy, and society, and we believe that there is no better option than to play our part in looking after them.
This is in line as well with our guiding principles of sustainability, quality, and safety.
Since a PEFC certification ensures that we maintain the highest standards for our product development and supply chain, you can trust that we’re taking part in creating the change needed to secure a happier, healthier, and cleaner future for our pets, families, and the planet.
But wait, what does PEFC-certified BetterBone have to do with forests?
We’ve had over 25 years of developing innovative pet products using sustainable manufacturing practices. With our new status as one of the PEFC-certified companies in the world, BetterBone is cementing its commitment to providing state-of-the-art, PEFC-certified products for our animal companions.
In short, you can rest assured that we only use PEFC-certified wood fiber for our dog bones, collars, leashes, and other pet products.
This especially applies to BetterBone as a non-rawhide bone.
Considering that BetterBone was created from 60% wood cellulose fiber and 40% renewable sugar cane oil, getting a PEFC certification check means that we’re now PEFC certified for the wood source we use for our all-natural dog bones.
Aside from giving you a safer alternative to rawhide bones for puppies, this also helps us to conduct business in a manner that maximizes the good we do in the world while holding ourselves to a higher standard without affecting the environment.
Getting a PEFC certification for BetterBone
All good things take time, and that includes getting a PEFC certification check for BetterBone.
In fact, it’s something that we’ve been working on for a long time since there are several criteria required to get PEFC-certified.
So the next time you’re stocking up on non-rawhide dog bones that are good for dogs and safe for the environment, keep an eye out for the PEFC-certified BetterBone.
In the meantime, if you're curious about what it entails when you buy PEFC-certified products, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification explains it best.
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