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On March 21st, the world unites to celebrate International Day of Forests. This year’s theme, Forests and Innovation, resonates deeply at Zeus, where we recognise the vital role, these irreplaceable ecosystems play in maintaining a healthy planet for all.

Forests act as the lungs of our planet, absorbing vast amounts of carbon dioxide and mitigating climate change. They are biodiversity hubs, teeming with life and preserving delicate ecological relationships. They act as water guardians, filtering and storing water that sustains communities and ecosystems. Additionally, forests are economic engines, providing livelihoods for millions through timber, non-timber products, and tourism.

Unfortunately, deforestation continues to threaten these invaluable resources. This is why innovation in forest management and product sourcing is more crucial than ever. At Zeus, we are committed to responsible sourcing and sustainable practices throughout our supply chain. Declan Breen, our Head of Sustainability, emphasises this commitment:

“Protecting forests is not just an environmental imperative, it’s a moral one. At Zeus, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards in forest product sourcing. We ensure all our wood products are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), guaranteeing responsible forestry practices that safeguard our forests for future generations.”

Beyond certifications, we actively stay ahead of the curve on new regulations. The upcoming Deforestation Act underlines the growing awareness of responsible forest management. We are committed to understanding and adhering to its guidelines, remaining at the forefront of sustainable practices.

We support innovative technologies and practices that improve forest management, increase resource efficiency, and minimise environmental impact. Additionally, we ensure a transparent and traceable supply chain, allowing customers to make informed choices and holding ourselves accountable for responsible sourcing.

Celebrating International Day of Forests is more than just raising awareness; it’s a call to action for collaboration and responsible practices.

Here are some ways you can be involved:

  • Choose FSC and PEFC-certified products.
  • Support organisations working to protect forests.
  • Spread awareness about the importance of sustainable forest management.
  • Demand responsible practices from businesses and policymakers.

By working together, we can harness the power of innovation to ensure our forests thrive for generations to come. Let’s embrace this commitment and safeguard the future of our planet, one sustainable step at a time.