Being part of an industry that uses large quantities of timber we are very conscious of our environmental stand point and policy. Over the past few years we have increased and changed our internal policy to become more ‘green’ and efficient.
Timber merchants across the UK and Europe are heavily regulated to adhere to many environmental international policies. Our suppliers are, FSC (Forestry Stewardship) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) accredited which means that all timber is used from sustainable forests.
We only use timber merchants that provide Heat Treated timber. We in turn are ISMP15 (International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15) certified by Timcon, who regulate the market at governing ISPM15 certificates.
All timber waste is recycled as much as possible and we have a target to reduce our landfill waste by 75% by 2014.
Cut-offs are used to re-heat our factory operation which results in a lower requirement for Electricity and Gas reducing our carbon footprint.
Excess timber is re-used in the local community to heat homes through the use of home wood burners.
Sawdust is extracted and provided FOC to local farms.
All other waste is disposed by one of the leading waste management companies in the North West – Kenny Waste Management. Our excess waste of what we cannot re-use is further recycled to divert from Landfill as much as possible. We have access to online reports which enable us to provide more detailed information on our wastage if required.
Carbon Foot Print Reduction
Carbon footprint reduction is important for us as a business and important for you as a customer. Your carbon footprint is the annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide, that result from the activities of an individual or a group of people. The carbon footprint can also be calculated for an event, a process, or providing a product, such as a Timber Case.
Whilst we have taken measures to reduce our carbon footprint, using timber for export packing is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint opposed to using plastic and metal.
Timber naturally reduces the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by holding it within. Using Timber cases thus inherently reduces your packaging carbon foot print to export your products internationally.