The company recognise a responsibility to the environment, the company’s customers, suppliers and staff. The company is to base its commercial activities on well managed forests.
The company is committed to identify the source of all wood used as an input to its ‘volume credit account’ or in the manufacturer of its FSC® and PEFC products and to it taking all the reasonable measures to ensure that the material is listed below shall not be purchased by the company.
a) Timber that has been illegally harvested (controversial sources)
b) Timber from genetically modified trees
c) Timber from areas where traditional or civil rights are violated
d) Timber from uncertified high conversation value forests or from endangered forests
e) Timber from forests converted to plantations or other uses
All suppliers are certified where possible. The company is committed to maintaining and improving its audited chain of custody system.
The company will regularly obtain from suppliers:
a) information relating to their environment practices
b) clearest practical information regarding sources of raw material used in the manufacture of wood products
The information received will form part of purchasing decisions and will be made available on request to interested parties.
This company recognise that the independent certification of the forests and the process chain is the most useful tool in providing assurances that the timber comes from legal and well managed forests. The company will only accept or use labels or certificates which include environment or sustainability claims if these are supported by publicly available standards drawn up in a fully participatory transparent and objective manner and backed by independent inspection.
Avoid Misleading Claims
The company will avoid misleading and unsubstantiated environmental claims in relation to wood product supplies.
The company has appointed a director responsible for the implantation of this policy and will assure the environment issues relevant to the policy are discussed regularly at the highest level of management. The company will ensure all the employees associated with timber purchasing are encouraged to act in accordance with this policy and are given appropriate education and training to do so if required.
The company will define its own performance in accordance with this policy.