Environmental2018-10-01T11:07:55+00:00

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION ON TIMBER CLADDING

NORclad timber cladding products can be supplied with either FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. We are working with one of our worlds truly natural and renewable resources and the long-term supply of timber cladding products is one of our company’s key areas of concern.

As part of our commitment to the protection and sustainability of the environment and the world we live in, we fully research each supplier and country we source wood products from, to ensure our products are from legal sources, and there is traceability and secure government legislation in place.

Important Information

  • Trees take Co2 from the atmosphere, capture it and produce oxygen in return.
  • For every tonne of Co2 a tree absorbs from the atmosphere, nearly ¾ of a tonne of oxygen is produced.
  • Timber is naturally renewable, non toxic and an organic building material.
  • 75% of the energy used in the production of wood products comes from recovered wood or wood residues.
  • Timber is effectively a carbon neutral material.
  • Using wood instead of other building materials saves an average of 0.9 tonnes of Co2 per cubic metre. Every timber frame house saves 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
  • We take our responsibilities seriously and we aim to source our products from legal and environmentally sustainable sources.

Protecting the Environment

The environment is important to our company, which is why we only use suppliers that use sustainable sources and environmentally friendly methods of production.

We are confident that our suppliers are drawing their raw material from responsible sources which includes, State owned Forests, Private Forest owners, and local forestry cooperatives where felling and replanting is done strictly in accordance with the country laws, and in turn conform to the respective government stated environmental laws as well as voluntary environmental schemes. These laws have been in place for more than 100 years in many countries. Replanting is required and consideration for the variety of plants and wild life is a key objective. Forests are well managed, part of Plantation Forest Management units, and on average for these areas the cutting rotation is around 80 years.

Sustainability

We always try to use as environmental friendly alternatives as possible when it comes to production, wrapping and transport of our products. The environment is important to our company and we constantly look to maintain and improve ourselves. Our company will only source from countries and suppliers who are operating in accordance with the laws of their country as we recognise our responsibility to our clients, suppliers and employees to work with forest products from sustainable and well managed forests. The Company will not accept or use labels or certificates which include environmental soundness or claims of sustainability, unless supported by a recognised National standard. The Company will ensure that all 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 Managing Director is responsible for the implementation of this policy and will ensure that environmental issues relevant to the policy are discussed regularly at the highest level of management.

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