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Sustainability

Timber is considered one of the most sustainable and environmentally favorable construction materials available, due to its ability to absorb carbon dioxide while growing, its adaptability as a product and the fact that, when finished with, it can be recycled or used as a biofuel. However, for this to continue we have to ensure it is sourced from well managed, credibly certified forests so that the risk of deforestation is eliminated. Illegal timber poses a real threat to the timber industry.

As part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, International Timber operates within its Policy for Sustainability. This policy is designed to continually improve our position as a sustainable provider of building materials by reducing environmental impact, being committed to the well-being of stakeholders and always considering the economic effect of our operations.

International Timber is part of Saint-Gobain Building Distribution. Saint-Gobain Building Distribution is a WWF GFTN participant and reports its Forest Product sourcing annually through the WWF website. Click here for more details :- http://gftn.panda.org/

Saint-Gobain works closely with its supply-chain to ensure that products produced and supplied to the Group not only meet legislative requirements but also consider important factors like, sustainability of raw materials, lowering the embodied carbon of the products, and ensuring that social conditions for workers meet internationally recognised standards such as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact – which Saint-Gobain signed up to in 2003.

To view the 2017 Environmental Timber Policy click here.

You can read more about our CSR policy by clicking here.

 

 

We travel the length and breadth of the globe to source the best and most sustainable timber

Why source sustainably?

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Waste

We are running at 85% recycling – all timber, card, paper, plastic and metal is sent for recycling.

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Chain of Custody

95% purchases with Chain of Custody with an aim to increase as near to 100% as possible.

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Transport fleet

We’ve achieved 25% reduction in emissions due to changed way ion managing our fleet.

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Sustainably

We are the UK’s leading importer and distributor of sustainable timber and panel products.