We’re committed to reducing timber waste and sourcing raw materials from sustainable sources
As well as belonging to key international organisations dedicated to sustainable forestry, we are continually putting processes in place to reduce our carbon footprint.
All of our heat on site is generated by our renewable heat boiler, fuelled by our timber waste product. Not only does this help us to reduce energy usage, which of course has worldwide environmental benefits, it also helps to keep costs down for us and for our customers.
Secondly, we only buy raw material MDF from companies committed to wood sustainability. Here they are:
Sustainability is at the heart of Select Timber and shapes every process of our business. We’re certified in two chains of custody for all our products; FSC® and PEFC.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
When you see the FSC logo on our product labels, you can rest assured you’re buying products that ensure the world’s forests are alive for generations to come.
Not only do FSC ensure sustainable forestry, they maintain and enhance the social and economic wellbeing of workers and local communities.
Visit www.fsc-uk.org/en-uk to find out more.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is the world’s largest forest certification system. They seek to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally – to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.
Visit www.pefc.org to find out more.
Both FSC and PEFC are committed to achieving the same objectives – the certification of forests to credible, independently verified standards of responsible forest management. Both have standards that must be adhered to, enabling us as a business and you as a customer to trace sustainably sourced timber from the tree/forest to the end product sold.
British Woodworking Federation
We are also members of the British Woodworking Federation, which means we endeavour to minimise waste and avoid pollution by disposing of waste in a controlled and appropriate manner.
To maintain membership of the BWF, we are required to constantly seek improvements to our production processes. This not only keeps waste to a minimum it saves valuable wood, which in turn enables us to keep costs conservative.
In addition to avoiding waste, BWF also encourages members, like us, to use low-maintenance products, such as materials, treatments and coatings that provide long life. They encourage manufacturers and merchants to buy wood with the FSC and PEFC label, further supporting sustainability.
Visit www.bwf.org.uk to find out more.