Environmental Policy

Destroying forests without sufficient management and reforestation has a hugely detrimental impact on the environment. Not only are forests a vital habitat for a vast number of species, but they also help the Earth’s atmosphere by countering the rising levels of carbon dioxide increasingly present in today’s world.

With insufficient reforestation and care, the environment and the world’s wood supply would slowly vanish.

The solution to this problem is Sustainably Managed Forests that ensure that ecosystems aren’t destroyed as trees are cut down.

These Sustainably Managed Forests are run by organisations like the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). They focus on the long-term life cycle of the forest, rather than short-term profits.

Sustainable forests work in cycles, where the older trees are felled, and new trees are planted every few years. This replanting of the forest creates a constantly replenishing lifecycle, which ensures the long-term sustainability of our environment. These authorities also take care to prevent any damage to wildlife, ecosystems, watersheds, and the actual trees themselves.

Sustainable wood products can only be sourced from sustainably managed forests and can only be classified as renewable by the forest authorities that manage those landscapes.

Sustainability is an incredibly important part of our business at Timbereist, and we have strived to achieve certification from both the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

We make sure to only stock full FSC® and PEFC products where we can, and we understand that the management of forests and the chain of custody process is an invaluable tool in ensuring the sustainability of those environments. At Timbereist we are extremely pleased to be able to show our customers a fully audited Chain of Custody for our products, and we are also able to offer all of our stocked FSC® products upon request.