Achievements

Sept 2011 – Gibson, USA, orders FSC® certified African blackwood for Mandolins Division

Sept 2011 – Sinclair and RG Hardie bagpipes, Scotland, receive FSC certified African blackwood

July 2011- Martin guitars, USA, place order for FSC certified African blackwood

June 2011 – Martin Doyle, Ireland, announces plans to produce FSC certified Irish flutes

May / June 2011 – Sound & Fair workshops take place at music colleges across UK

May 2011– Sound & Fair given Outstanding Achievement Award by FSC UK

May 2011 – a range of African blackwood jewellery launched at the Sound & Fair Concert

May 2011 – Sound & Fair Concert with Nicholas Daniel takes place at West Road, Cambridge, UK

April 2011 – Irish Uillean Pipes, UK, receive FSC certified African blackwood

April 2011 – Peter Beer Guitars, UK, receive FSC certified African blackwood

April 2011 – Hanson Clarinets commits to 100% FSC production by 2013

April 2011 – Sound & Fair exhibit at Musikmesse 2011 to lobby woodwind manufacturers

March 2011 – Sound & Fair receives FSC license

Feb 2011Major harvest of African blackwood and other FSC timbers takes places

Jan 2011 the world’s first FSC certified clarinet launched by Hanson

Jan 2011 – Moon Guitars, UK, place order for FSC certified African blackwood

October 2011 – Mollenhauer recorders, Germany, place order for FSC certified African blackwood

Sept 2010first FSC certified African blackwood delivered to a woodwind manufacturer

June 2010first FSC certified African blackwood processed at sawmill in Tanzania

March 2010 Hanson Clarinets, audited and FSC certified

March 2010 – UK wood importer, Klicksi, audited and FSC certified

December 2009first harvest of FSC certified African blackwood takes place in Kikole village

October 2009 – Sandali Wood sawmill in Tanga, Tanzania, audited and FSC certified

March 2009 – first Tanzanian villages audited and FSC certified