THE PRODUCTS

Where do mywear t-shirts, Pirkka and K-Menu tuna products, Pirkka Fairtrade roses, and PROF Timber sold in our stores come from? We want to increase the transparency of our purchasing chains by providing information on the origin of our products and their journey to our stores. Choose a product to find out more.

WE PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE FOREST USE

PROF TIMBER IS A GOOD CHOICE

TRACEABLE ORIGIN

The origin of K-Rauta’s PROF Timber products is always traceable. The K-Rauta stores purchase a great deal of wood that has been felled and processed in their local areas, meaning that the costs and the carbon dioxide and particle emissions arising from transport are moderate.

REDUCING WASTE

Reducing waste is an integral part of the PROF Timber concept in the purchasing chain from the forest to the end customer. Our goal is to reduce waste by the equivalent of 100,000 logs in our annual consumption by 2023. If put in a line, these logs would stretch around 15,000 kilometres. We will achieve our goal through packaging development and the sale of products cut to size based on customers’ specifications.

PEFC standard

PROF Timber is always PEFC-certified. You can see the K-Rauta-specific PEFC percentages here (in Finnish). 

Quality assurance

PROF Timber products always meet the high quality requirements for each product.

WELL-MANAGED FORESTS INCREASE THE CARBON SINK

Growing trees store carbon from the atmosphere. Rapidly growing young trees bind large amounts of carbon dioxide. When forests are managed and harvested in line with a sustainable development model, they can produce new tree mass that binds carbon dioxide as effectively as possible.

 
Wood serves as carbon storage in construction

When a tree is felled and used as a building material, its life continues as carbon storage. The carbon stored in wood will not be released until the wood is burned. Even then, no more carbon dioxide will be released into the atmosphere than was stored in the tree during its growth.

WHERE IS PROF TIMBER SAWN?

PROF Timber comes from certified Finnish forests. From the forest, the wood is transported to be processed at sawmills, where it is sawn, dried and sorted. From the sawmills, the timber is transported either to be further processed or to be sold at K-Rauta stores. The by-products of sawing are reused.

SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

The PEFC label indicates that a product has been made from wood from sustainably managed forests. PEFC is an international forest management certification system that promotes sustainable forestry around the world. PEFC certification for the origin of wood includes requirements for forest management and use and the monitoring of wood raw material and timber in the supply chain. More than 50% of certified forests globally have been certified in line with the PEFC system. Around 90% of Finnish commercial forests have a PEFC certification.

Through PEFC certification, a commitment is made to manage forests in line with economic, ecological and social sustainability goals.

Economic sustainability

- Ensuring the quality of forest management work
- Ensuring the health of trees
- Harvesting fuelwood sustainably
- Taking good care of seedling stands

Ecological sustainability

- Protecting ecologically important forest areas
- Maintaining biodiversity and leaving retention trees and decaying wood in felling areas
- Ensuring the high quality of groundwater, natural waterways and small bodies of water
- Maintaining the carbon sink created by the trees in forests

Social sustainability

- Ensuring employees’ competence, well-being at work and safety
- Promoting children and young people’s forest knowledge and relationship with nature
- Ensuring the recreational use of forests
- Respecting the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples

WHAT DOES A PEFC LABEL INDICATE?

A PEFC label on product packaging means that each company that has processed the timber has a PEFC monitoring system for the origin of wood. Using the system, a company producing or using timber can reliably ensure that the product is made from wood from sustainably managed forests. Independent auditors regularly monitor to ensure that the origin of the wood raw material is traceable. The PEFC label also proves to customers that the product is sustainable. 

Did you know?

75%

of Finland’s area is covered by forests.
Did you know?

99%

of holiday homes are built from wood.

SUPPLIERS AND SAWMILLS

See below for a list of PROF Timber suppliers and sawmills.

Supplier:
Ha-Sa Oy
Sawmill:
Haapaveden Ha-Sa Oy 86600 Haapavesi
Sawmill:
Haapajärven Ha-Sa Oy 85800 Haapajärvi
Supplier:
Kuhmo Oy
Sawmill:
Kuhmo Oy 88900 Kuhmo
Supplier:
Kuhmon Aa-Puu Oy
Sawmill:
Kuhmon Aa-Puu Oy 88900 Kuhmo
Supplier:
Lännen Painepuu Oy
Sawmill:
Lännen Painepuu Oy 28100 Pori
Sawmill:
Lännen Painepuu Oy 39700 Parkano
Sawmill:
Lännen Painepuu Oy 23800 Laitila
Supplier:
PrimaTimber Oy
Sawmill:
PrimaTimber Oy 80100 Joensuu
Supplier:
Pölkky Oy
Sawmill:
Pölkky Oy Kuusamo 93600 Kuusamo
Sawmill:
Pölkky Oy Taivalkoski 93400 Taivalkoski
Sawmill:
Pölkky Oy Kajaani 87100 Kajaani
Sawmill:
Pölkky Oy Oulu 90620 Oulu
Supplier:
UPM
Sawmill:
UPM Alholma sawmill 68600 Pietarsaari
Sawmill:
UPM Kaukaa sawmill 53200 Lappeenranta
Sawmill:
UPM Seikku sawmill 28100 Pori
Supplier:
Versowood Oy
Sawmill:
Versowood Oy 19110 Vierumäki
Sawmill:
Versowood Oy 11130 Riihimäki
Sawmill:
Versowood Oy 50670 Otava
Sawmill:
Versowood Oy 41500 Hankasalmi AS
Supplier:
Siparila Oy
Sawmill:
Siparila Oy 40800 Vaajakoski
Sawmill:
Siparila Oy 56800 Myllykoski
Supplier:
Metsä Fibre Oy
Sawmill:
Kyrö sawmill 21801 Kyrö
Sawmill:
Lappeenranta sawmill 53920 Lappeenranta
Sawmill:
Metsäkarvia sawmill 29900 Merikarvia
Sawmill:
Renko sawmill 14300 Renko
Sawmill:
Vilppula sawmill 35700 Vilppula

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