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.
FLOVAL is a French charcoal company which has been producing and importing charcoal from European Eastern for more than 15 years. Since it began, Floval have pursued a guarantee of the origin and the traceability of its products. For example, Floval was one of the first charcoal companies to end charcoal imports from tropical origins.
Floval became full member of TFT in November 2016. It works in collaboration with TFT to improve its supply chain transparency and become more responsible. Floval is committed to the partnership, so it can deliver 100% responsible and legal charcoal to both its customers buying through retail stores, and to the catering professionals who it supplies.
Floval traces its charcoal back to the first step of production. In 2014, Floval hired a ‘Quality Controller’ to define its production specifications, whose scope included the strengthening of internal and external control systems to achieve FSC certification standards.
TFT supports Floval in the improvement of conditions on their production sites, in accordance with environmental and social excellence.
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.
Carbonex is a French company that produces and imports wood-based charcoal. It also produces electricity through biomass heating.
Carbonex became a TFT member in 2014. We map its supply chain so its buyers, who are mostly retailers, know where their charcoal is coming from. We also control the volume of wood used for charcoal production and the volume of finished products.
The company is finding solutions to reduce the wood used to produce electricity. It uses pyrolysis gas to produce wood charcoal, which means it is decreasing the amount of wood charcoal it imports from Nigeria. Carbonex has committed to stopping imports altogether in 2016.
Carbo France is the N°1 charcoal producer in France.
Located in Moustiers sur Saulx, Carbo France produce 10,000 tonnes of charcoal a year. Their sixteen kilns are supplied by wood that mainly comes from sawmills located in the North-East of France. The charcoal is usually made using hardwood species like oak, beech, and ash.
Carbo France became a TFT Member in 2016. We are working with them to pursue full transparency to charcoal source by implementing the Charcoal Control System (CCS, a TFT traceability tool) in their Factories. In 2017, TFT are pursuing this goal by implementing the CCS method to a producing partner of Carbo France.
La Forestière is a French family-owned charcoal importing company and a major supplier to TFT’s French retail members.
La Forestière became a TFT member in 2013. TFT is helping the company ensure the traceability of its charcoal and the timber from which the charcoal is produced – from the shop floor back to the forest. Part of this involves working with La Forestière’s Latvian charcoal-producing factories.
Our work offers guarantees of traceability to La Forestière on the French market thanks to the use of of TFT’s Charcoal Control System.
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.
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.
A major food retail group in France, Système U’s brands include household names like Hyper U, Super U, Marché U and U Express.
Système U became a TFT member in 2011 and works with us today on palm oil and charcoal. The goal is for Système U to get to know its supply chain as much as possible by implementing different action plans such as supply chain mapping. It has also begun working toward sustainable soy sourcing.
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.