Committed to the environment
We believe Timber is the most sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly raw material available. It offers businesses with packing requirements, plus a number of other sectors including construction; retail and manufacturing the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and therefore the effect their businesses have on the environment.
It is also the most popular material in the world for the storage, transport and movement of goods, and one of the key elements in timber being such a responsible corporate choice environmentally is its renewability.
Over 90% of the softwood used by HG Timber Limited is sourced from the European forest industry, an industry which fully recognises its future is firmly linked to the protection and expansion of its forests. They are professionally managed resources, with more trees being planted annually than are harvested.
The forests are in fact expanding every year by an area about the size of Cyprus. They both absorb CO2 and release oxygen, helping to reduce the build-up of greenhouse gases. Put simply, every cubic metre of European softwood used saves almost a tonne of carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere – and with 350 million pallets in circulation in Europe alone – that is around 11 million tonnes of CO2 annually.
Timber pallets and packaging can of course also be repaired and reused, or disposed of for energy generation. The energy in wood being a wonderful carbon neutral substitute for fossil fuels.
HG Timber Limited was one of the first companies in the UK to become certified to supply timber products from FSC® certified material.
Timber that has been FSC® certified is guaranteed to have been harvested from forests that have been managed in an economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council.
We only source materials from suppliers who adopt and maintain similar high standards of quality and service to our own, care for the environment is key.