Timber Direct (NE) Ltd - Our commitment to the environment

The timber industry has an enormous impact on the environment, and on the lives of people all over the world. Well-managed forestry provides jobs, protects the environment and preserves the habitats of woodland creatures. It also respects the culture and way of life of the people who live in the forests.

By sourcing our timber from legal and ethical suppliers we can ensure that our business has a positive impact on people and places all over the world. From the workers cutting trees in the forest to your finished job, our environmental policy ensures that everyone benefits. A robust and transparent chain of custody all the way from the forest to the timber supplier ensures that you know exactly what you are getting and where it came from.

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring that forests are properly managed now and for the future. The World Wildlife Fund calls the FSC the ‘hallmark of responsible forest management’. The FSC also certifies the ‘chain of custody’ of your timber, so you can be sure that what you buy from us can be tracked all the way back to a well-managed forest.

PEFC Certification

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is a global non-profit organisation which certifies sustainable forestry projects and chain of custody through to the end user. The European Union Timber Regulation of 2013 makes it illegal to sell illegally sourced timber anywhere in the European Union. Our certificates are your guarantee that what you buy and use is legal and properly documented.

What It Means For You

Our customers do not want to support illegal imports, destruction of the environment or exploitation of workers. We do not deal with timber suppliers who use these practices.

Our certification and our own policies mean that you can be sure that the timber you buy

  • Does not contribute to the destruction of the environment
  • Keeps someone in a job on a decent wage
  • Supports the preservation of environmentally important areas

Good forestry management is sustainable, reducing our effect on the environment. It is ethical, making sure that workers are fairly paid and treated. Areas of the forest are completely protected, so that the plants and wildlife living there are not harmed. Areas that are important to the local population are also respected. We are proud to be part of this process.