The ultimate responsibility for forest policy lies with the sovereign government and people of forested countries. They have the task of balancing environmental, economic, social and political needs.
Nevertheless, Snows Timber believes that it has a responsibility to its customers, suppliers and staff to base its commercial activities on certified sustainably-managed forests. Snows Timber will always give preference to purchasing timber & wood products from certified sources.
Snows Timber is a signatory to the WWF-UK Forests Campaign Pledge, to purchase all timber & wood products from sustainable sources by 2020. Its purchasing has already reached 99% from sustainable sources. The company is actively working to replace the final 1%.
Snows Timber does not source wood or wood products from the following:
Snows Timber holds chain of custody certification under both FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) systems, and is a Timber Trade Federation Responsible Purchaser. This means we undertake all due diligence required under the European Timber Regulation (EUTR): all our purchasing complies with the EUTR.
Snows Timber is a Timber Trade Federation Responsible Purchaser and holds chain of custody certification under both FSC® and PEFC™ schemes.
The Directors of the Company aim to carry out all activities in line with best environmental practice with regard to Transport, Timber Treatment, Dust and Sound Limitation.
Recycling of all waste material is pursued through local recycling initiatives and packaging waste sought in line with Packaging Waste Regulations.
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