We source only the best quality timber available and make every effort to ensure it originates from environmentally managed woodlands where sustainability is a prime concern.
It is our purchasing policy to buy certified timber from companies who have a proven track record in understanding environmental responsibilities.
Duffield Timber has vested interest in the work that ensures the health and sustainability of the World’s forest. To put it simply without trees we would have no business. To this end we wholly endorse the work of the internationally-recognised, third-party certification programmes for forestry (FSC ®, PEFC, SFI, CSA and so on).
We are certified suppliers for both FSC ® and PEFC and look favourably on any vendors that are also certified and have a well-founded and responsible environmental policy. The company has a minimum environmental consideration for all purchases and vendors are interviewed to ensure that our standards are met.
Duffield Timber Minimum Standard
Our aim is to minimise the risk of inadvertently purchasing from any doubtful source.
Duffield Timber undertakes to try to minimise any environmental impact from the company’s activities at our site in Ripon. We will regularly review energy usage to ensure the efficiency and we will consider all products and chemicals to minimise any potential risk to the environment.
Duffield Timber employs two senior purchasing directors, both attend seminars and trade association meetings to keep informed of all new environmental issues. they regularly visit suppliers at source including Europe and North America to inspect stock; they see new processing techniques and also discuss environmental issues. We endeavour to keep all staff and customers informed of any developments concerning policy on sustainable supply.
Declaration of commitment
As part of its environmental strategy, Duffield Timber is committed to responsible energy management and practises energy efficiency throughout all its premises, plant and equipment, wherever it is cost-effective to do so.
The policy is to control energy consumption in order:
In the short term the aims are:
To achieve a 5% energy saving each year for the next 3 years, based on corrected temperature data and constant building stock, by good housekeeping.