We are committed to responsibly managing the impact that our company has on the environment through the prudent use of natural resources and we endeavour to minimise waste and protect the environment.
We will not pollute or contaminate land or water and will responsibly manage the waste that we produce.
We will work with our suppliers to deliver mutually sustainable solutions that deliver value for money.
We will make every effort to maximise our resources efficiently and recycle our waste in an environmentally efficient manner.
We will work to reduce our impact on climate change by minimising our uses of energy.
We will actively reduce our use of energy and emissions of greenhouse gases in transport, construction and maintenance.
TIMBER PROCUREMENT POLICY
Birmingham Veneers is environmentally aware when sourcing all materials and makes every effort to use suppliers who actively work to protect the environment and provide sustainable solutions. We aim to improve our environmental performance, reduce the environmental impact of our activities, and endeavour to reduce energy waste. Birmingham Veneers hopes to promote energy conservation and seeks suppliers who take care to do likewise.
We are committed to only using forest products that are sourced form well managed forests that have been certified to be credible certification standards.
Birmingham Veneers will not knowingly source forest products from:
Forest or forest product suppliers that do not comply with all legislation relating to the trade or forest products.
High conservation value forests where these are recognised nationally or regionally, unless these forests can demonstrate that they are progressing towards credible forest certification in a time-bound step wise and transparent manner.
Protected areas, parks or other areas where harvesting operations are not complementary to responsible forest management.
Forests that are currently being converted to other land uses, or forests that have been converted since 1994.
Timber species listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
To validate our commitments Birmingham Veneers will:
Provide certification for timber products when necessary and according to project specific requirements.
Birmingham Veneers will make every effort to ensure all forest products originate from forests where there is full legal and verifiable title to the land and the harvester has all the relevant and current permits and approvals, for example:
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)
FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Government, Trade)
SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)
The company is committed to purchasing all timber from legal sources and will seek to provide the necessary certification to prove this.