François conducts Chain of Custody (CoC) audits within Preferred by Nature's Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes, as well as market development for these certification schemes in France.
It is rewarding to encourage responsible sourcing of forest products within companies, knowing that it has a positive impact on global forest management.
Prior to joining Preferred by Nature, François worked for two years with FSC France, and for one year as a FSC Program Manager, and as FSC and PEFC Lead Auditor in France.
François holds a PhD in Wood and Fiber Sciences from the Université de Lorraine (Nancy, FR) and a Master’s degree in Wood engineering from the ENSTIB (Épinal, FR).
He joined Preferred by Nature in 2023.
- Chain of Custody auditing
- PEFC and FSC CoC technical support/expertise
- PhD in Wood and Fiber Sciences, MSc in Wood engineering
- Languages spoken: French and English