At Richard Burbidge we feel privileged to work with this incredible natural resource every day and will always champion supporting sustainable timber production.
We are proud to hold an extensive and unrivalled list of environmental and sustainable accreditations and are extremely careful about where we source our timber from. A large majority of our timber is FSC® certified or PEFC® certified. The FSC® certification is globally recognised and endorsed by major environmental charities, such as WWF and the Woodland Trust. These certifications promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
At Richard Burbidge we are proud to source the majority of our timber from trees that are harvested as part of responsible and sustainable forest management, as well as promoting responsible and ethical practice.
Our environmental responsibility doesn’t end with sustainable timber sourcing, once FSC®-certified timber leaves the forest, it must be controlled as it makes a journey through the supply chain in order to secure an FSC® Chain of Custody Certification. So, you can be assured that not only have our FSC® certified products been forested responsibly, but responsible practices have been maintained throughout its processing, manufacturing and distribution.
As members of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), we operate under a strict Environmental Code of Conduct, always ensuring our timber is fit for purpose and meets local and international legal regulations.
We are committed to constructing all of our products sustainably. By producing a large selection of our timber products at our own mill in Chirk, North Wales, this reduces our carbon footprint and the amount of air pollution we would generate if the products were to be imported from another country. We’re also extremely proud of our ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification, which demonstrates that we operate a business taking into account minimising our environmental impacts.
We are also careful with our selection of timbers; the majority of our products are pine, which is known for being the most sustainable timber, due to its fast growing nature. Oak is another of our top choices, with UK forest management and protection programs regularly replanting oak trees in woodland areas, it has one of the smallest carbon footprints of all woods and releases fewer toxic emissions during the manufacturing process than any other options.
Wood is a complex and unique product; by taking the time to replenish and refinish wood, it can last a lifetime. At Richard Burbidge we are always championing and supporting sustainable timber sourcing and production. We continue to deliver on our promise to give our customers the most eco-friendly and environmentally viable selection of timber products.