Our commitments to sustainability & certifications
Our Green credentials are important to our business so that we know we are doing our best to lessen the negative impact on our little planet. Here are a few of the ways we are improving our green credentials.
CARB compliant – formaldehyde emissions
All our floors are CARB-Phase 2 compliant. All wood naturally contains levels of formaldehyde. The issue is the rate of release in parts per million. Our plywood is class E1 (0.1ppm) which is with complete compliance with EU safety standards. CARB-Phase 2 is the world’s strictest formaldehyde emission standard.
FSC® and PEFC certified – Responsible management of forests
There are international, non-governmental organisations which promote the responsible management of forests. The leading two authorities in this field is the FSC® (the Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC (the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)
Committed to sustainability – We plant 1 tree for every 10m2 of wood flooring sold.
We go a step further to help mitigate co2 emissions – A helping hand to nature! Together we make ourselves and our clients “Timber Neutral”.
Products labelled sustainable, replanting may not be a requirement. Our Timber Neutral programme provides a proactive and straight forward means of ensuring replanting takes place to ensure that products are truly sustainable.
Timber Neutral was formed with the aim of establishing proactive certification and mitigation services that eliminate reliance on third-party approvals. Timber Neutral is sustainable forestry made simple and universal.
Replanting trees to match our usage of timber in an audited reforestation program, including threatened and endangered species, In doing so, CO2 emissions are offset and your timber becomes ‘Timber Neutral’. We are committed to sustainable living and where possible we take control of these environmental processes rather than relying on third parties. We pledge that we will plant 1 tree for every 10m2 of wood flooring sold.
Committed to a greener environment – All our waste goes to Waste Recovery – NO LANDFILL
All our Office, showroom, warehouse and finishing centre waste goes to the Allerton Waste Recovery Park, this state-of-the-art waste technology complex provides the very latest recovery and processing techniques in the mechanical treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy from waste (EfW) together, these technologies increase recycling from collected “black bag” household waste and businesses while cutting down the amount of waste sent to landfill by at least 90%.
Allerton Waste Recovery Park can deal with up to 1,400 tonnes of waste per day. First, the waste passes through mechanical treatment where machinery separates the recyclable, food and biodegradable material. Recyclates can be reprocessed into new products while biodegradable materials pass to the anaerobic digester for conversion into electricity.
The remaining waste is burned in the energy from waste facility to create electricity. Comprehensive filter systems capture and control emissions and even the resulting ash is suitable for re-processing once metals have been removed for recycling.
Every year, the EfW will generate around 74,000 tonnes of ash which will be turned into construction-related materials for use on highways and infrastructure projects.
Anaerobic digestion and EfW treatment will together generate around 218GWh electricity per year.