Any discussions around sustainability and environment inevitably lead to concerns on deforestation. When you work with wood, it is critical that the timber you source for production from a sustainable source.
What is sustainably sourced timber
Sustainable timber is produced through managed forests that are harvested and planned in such a way that there is continual replenishment. This means that the way trees are grown and removed has been carefully planned and considered alongside the surrounding environment. These forests are typically managed by stewards who grow in a way that is mindful of native flora and fauna and the local ecosystem. The sustainable cabinet maker will look for the FSC – Forest Stewardship Council Mark or PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification that shows the timber they’ve purchased has come from a managed forest. The stamp provides the reassurance furniture makers need that their timber will be sustainable.
Why is sustainable timber important
In terms of the cabinet making business, if a decision has been made to ensure our production has low carbon emissions and greener working practices then sustainable timber is the only choice. It means we have a supply chain which has been thought through and timber that comes from forests that will have sustainable yield. We know that trees play a massive role in absorbing carbon and producing oxygen so they are central in battling the climate crisis. From a customer’s point of view, buyers want to make choices within their home that do not add to the problems of carbon emissions and therefore want to know their kitchen is made from sustainable timber.