Environment

Environmental concerns and an awareness of social standards are fundamental to our beliefs and every day business operations. All of our manufacturing activities are carried out with consideration to the environment and to the welfare of the local communities.

In addition Bramblecrest is a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which is an independent organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Historically FSC accredited timber has accounted for approximately 30% of our total timber sales & now with the ratification of the Indonesian SVLK/FLEGT Scheme by the EU, 100% of our timber furniture is covered by accreditation. More recently we have become a participating member of the LOFA Made Aware campaign supporting responsible manufacturing processes. Through recognising the significance of our impact on the environment and by responding accordingly we hope that we can help to ensure quality of life for future generations.

In general we aim to:

  • Develop products and services that will utilise less of the earth’s valuable natural resources • Reduce energy consumption, and hence carbon emissions.
  • Introduce recycling programs.
  • Reduce our consumption of items that impact the environment when they are created.
  • Work with our suppliers, customers, employees and the community to further reduce our environmental impact.
  • Improve the environment wherever we can

Team Work

As a team we recycle a wide range of waste including paper, glass, cans, batteries, IT equipment, plastic cups, cardboard, mobile phones, printer and toner cartridges. We also use recycled products where possible.

Forest Stewardship Council

Dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.

Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. There are national working groups more than 50 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.

Every year an area half the size of the UK is cleared of natural forests: temperate and tropical, North and South and on every continent. These forests, which once covered half of the planet, are irreplaceable and their loss has profound economic, social and environmental impacts. Sixty million indigenous people and countless species of plants and animals are wholly dependent on forests to live and forests support up to 1.6 billion of the poorest people in the world.

The products of this illegal trade can be found throughout the UK, from building sites to private homes. We think this is unacceptable and we exist to make sure people can buy timber and wood products with the confidence that they are contributing towards safeguarding the world’s forests.

The FSC runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well-managed forests.

The Forest Stewardship Council ® “tick tree” logo is used on product labels to indicate whether products are certified under the FSC system. When you see the FSC logo on a label you can buy timber and other wood products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests.

FSC UK is legally and financially independent of FSC international. It sets forest management standards for the UK, promotes the system and provides an information service.

Remember - you have a choice. Look out for the FSC logo next time you’re out shopping and help us make a difference.

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Timber Purchasing Policy PDF