PEFC certification gives credibility to the sustainability work that we do

Ahead of the 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, we hear from the speakers and supporting companies, and learn about their sustainability journey. Finbarr Curran from Irish Distillers shared why sustainability is so important for the company and why they use PEFC-certified casks.

PEFC certification gives credibility to the sustainability work that we do

6 May 2022 News

Only a few more days before the 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue! Ahead of the event, we hear from the speakers and supporting companies, and learn about their sustainability journey.

One of the companies supporting the event is Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys.

Finbarr Curran, Head of the Wood planning and Maturation Team, gave us an insight into his work, and shared why sustainability is so important for the company and why they choose to use PEFC-certified casks for their whiskey.

Finbarr had worked in construction for ten years, before moving into the whiskey making field. He joined Irish Distillers in 2013, where he is responsible for sourcing casks, procuring logistics, quality forecasting and sales innovation trials.

“What I love about my role is that I can do a lot of great sustainability work,” he says. “PEFC has been a fantastic partner in that.”

“PEFC certification gives credibility to the sustainability work that we do. It's independently audited, and there are rigid structures and controls in place to make sure it's been done in the right way,” he explains. “That's huge for us. That's everything we work towards.”


The event

The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue takes place on 12 May in Dublin, Ireland. Sustainability experts from different sectors will discuss the road to net zero and the potential of wood in mitigating climate change.


Conflict Timber

See PEFC's guidance following the announcement that all timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’.

COVID-19

See PEFC's latest COVID-19 guidance for certification bodies and certified entities.

Related Events

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue 2022

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

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PEFC UK

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www.pefc.co.uk

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