Green Drums: Nexans upgrades to PEFC™ certified drums

In the course of 2010, all new wooden drums purchased in Europe will be PEFC™ certified.

Green Drums

Nexans will upgrade from traditional wooden drums to drums holding the PEFCTM (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) certification.

In the course of 2010, all new wooden drums purchased in Europe will be PEFCTM certified.


The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes is the world’s largest forest certification organisation. It promotes sustainable forest management - environmentally, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests for present and future generations - through independent third party forest certification.

PEFCTM labeled products provide the guarantee that wood based raw material comes from sustainably managed forests. 

Nexans uses approximately 350 000 wooden drums per year in the European Union alone. Some 95% of thess will be replaced by ‘green’ drums, produced with PEFCTM certified wood. 

Advantages for all players in the logistics chain

Green Drums certificatEverybody in our business chain is involved in Sustainable Development: the drum producer, the cable manufacturer, the distributor and the installer.

Nexans already assesses the life cycle of its cables, all along the production process up to end of life. Today, we add the drums to this approach, based on a continuous “win win” program between Nexans and its strategic suppliers.

Through the PEFCTM Certification of our drum manufacturers, our partners obtain full traceability and a guarantee on responsible forest management.