Members make far-reaching commitments to respect people and nature in their supply chains. They work with us on an ongoing journey of improvement and innovation. See our Member Handbook for more about TFT membership.
Adeo is Europe’s biggest DIY retailer. It owns 27 companies including Leroy Merlin and Weldom.
Adeo became a TFT member in 2008. We have helped Adeo to ensure its tropical wood is from legal sources. Adeo and its suppliers work with TFT to implement sustainable forest management. Adeo also uses TFT’s SURE Technology Due Diligence System to help its buyers and suppliers communicate about product orders. This gives buyers the opportunity to mitigate the risk of illegal wood by working with TFT’s international field teams for factory and wood source visits.
Alinea is a retailer specialising in high-quality indoor furniture and decoration. It has 16 stores in France, and belongs to the Muliez Group.
Alinea became a TFT member in 2008. We support Alinea in its commitment to sourcing wood from well-managed forests. By reducing both its environmental impact and energy consumption by 5%, Alinea has prevented the need for five million plastic carrier bags.
Groupe Auchan is the second largest food retailer in France, with more than 1,800 stores in 13 countries across Europe and Asia.
Auchan became a TFT member in 2010, initially working with us to source garden furniture timber from Perum Perhutani’s Banten forest district in Indonesia via the TFT wood control system. We have subsequently worked together to implement its forestry policy. Its commitment now applies to its full range of products, encompassing timber, palm oil, charcoal and paper, which are sourced from Europe, China and India.
With 101 retail stores in France, Brico Dépôt is an established name with an annual turnover in excess of €2.5m.
Brico Dépôt became a TFT member in 2009. We have helped it to verify the legality of the wood it imports, which it uses for doors, joinery and carpentry items. We have also helped the company to follow a strict timber sourcing policy. Each of its suppliers now signs a specific contract on timber, while buyers are trained on what timber to buy.
One of the first food retailer groups in France, E.Leclerc started its partnership with TFT in 2004 by working on tropical wood. In 2010, E.Leclerc decided to work toward reducing its impact on forests and launched the forest policy that defined objectives and action plans necessary to achieve sustainable forest sourcing. E.Leclerc has excluded non-controlled wood from sourcing and is working to build greater traceability.
Leroy Merlin is a French DIY and lifestyle retailer which began life in 1966. It has since expanded into Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Greece, Russia, China and Brazil.
Leroy Merlin became a TFT member in 2007. TFT supports it to source tropical wood to use for its garden furniture and flooring. This involves linking Leroy Merlin to TFT-supported forest projects and helping the company to develop and monitor robust systems to verify the origin of wood, excluding any wood from unknown sources.
Les Mousquetaires Group is a key player within the French and European retail industry.
The group’s story with TFT began in 2008 when its DIY division Bricomarché started working with us to source Vietnamese and Indonesian wood for its garden furniture, using TFT’s Wood Control System to guarantee traceability from the forest to the shop floor.
Les Mousquetaires itself became a TFT member in 2011 and today we work together on wood for its garden furniture and palm oil for its food stores. All of Les Mousquetaires’ wood is now from known, legal and responsible sources and Les Mousquetaires also works with Indonesian community forest APHERAL. For palm oil, the group is working on responsible sourcing through a pilot. Les Mousquetaires is going beyond the RSPO standard by expanding its policy to safeguard forests and peatlands.
Mr Bricolage is a DIY chain with over 600 outlets.
We support Mr Bricolage in the implementation of its timber policy to ensure the brand’s products sold by the brand are not linked to deforestation. We also assist the company with the implementation and monitoring of their Due Diligence System following the introduction of the European Union Timber Regulation.
Maisons du Monde
Maisons du Monde
Maisons du Monde is a European homeware retailer which makes products with wood from Indonesia, India, Canada, New Zealand and the US.
TFT started working with Maisons du Monde in 2010 to responsibly source shisham wood from India. We trained and supported local farmers to help them better manage their trees. By 2012 the first piece of furniture made from shisham was brought to market and the partnership has also expanded to cover teak from Indonesia.
Maisons du Monde uses our SURE Technology to enable customers to scan products with their smartphones to learn the story behind each item of furniture. Today, around 100 Maisons du Monde products are from TFT-managed forests and projects.
Rondodel is a Brazilian forestry which manages 35,000 hectares of natural forest to the west of Pará, exporting to Europe, the US and Cuba.
Until 2009 Rondobel didn’t have the tools to trace where its wood came from. TFT has helped it to transform the way it works – supporting the company to gain Verified Legal Origin (VLO) certification made Rondobel the first Brazilian company to have its cut wood internationally and independently verified as legal. Then came FSC certification of its sawmill chain of custody in 2010 and for the forest area in 2012.
We have also worked with Rondobel to engage with the 16 communities neighbouring its forest concession. Today, around 70% of new Rondobel jobs are filled by people from those communities.
S2dio is an Australian-based furniture designer and manufacturer. For its Kwila range it uses timber sourced exclusively from forests working with TFT that have forestry conservation practices already in place.
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SOBOPLAC is a manufacturer and distributer of veneer to the furniture, flooring and moulding industry. It became a TFT member in 2007. In 2000 it launched a wood flooring department allowing the company to develop a range of indoor and outdoor flooring all over Europe. TFT supports it in ensuring its supply of wood comes from responsibly managed forests.
Truffaut is the oldest garden centre chain in France, selling plants and garden furniture. It became a TFT member in 2009.
Truffaut wants to ensure its whole range of furniture is from responsible sources. TFT works with Truffaut to make this a reality, improving its wood sourcing system in order to maintain very high quality products.
Vlaemynck is a French importer that specialises in outdoor furniture, cushions and umbrellas. It became a TFT wood member in 2008, pledging to No Deforestation and No Exploitation in its supply chain. Part of its range is teak furniture – TFT is supporting it to trace its teak back to responsible sources.
Please visit the TFT Transparency Hub for updates.