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Benefits of Wood

Kew Joinery respect & support suppliers who honour the 'Chain of Custody' principles.

Chain of custody is the mechanism for tracking timber through the whole supply chain, from the forest to its final use. Products certified by the FSC are classified by the UK government as both sustainable and legal – a criteria that is increasingly becoming a requirement for public sector building projects.

We current hold certificates for:

FSC Chain of Custody Standard: TT-COC-001004
PEFC Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products: BMT-PEFC-0493
BM Trada - Forest Products Chain of Custody: BMT-COC-0118

Environment Policy

KJ purchase materials from suppliers who recognises the responsibility to its customers, suppliers and staff to base its commercial activities on well managed forest resources. Accordingly the company is also committed to achieving environmental best practice throughout its activity whenever this is practical. In pursuit of economic growth and a healthy environment it is understood that these are closely linked and that ecological protection and sustainable development are the responsibility of all, including business, governments and communities.

Timber Sources

Kew Joinery is committed to buying all hardwood and softwood from legal and renewable sources, and will seek evidence that suppliers are in compliance with this policy. As sources of certified timber become more available the company will give preference to certified timber wherever practical and will not purchase timber where it is known to have originated from illegal sources and will not purchase any timber species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trading on Endangered Species (CITES). Kew Joinery will make every attempt to avoid making misleading claims with regard to timber sources and expects suppliers to maintain high environmental standards in respect of goods and services. Suppliers are expected to cooperate with us towards the achievement of the company’s environmental goals.