TIMBER PURCHASING POLICY
All timber stocks currently bought for Factory Furniture products come from FSC® certified forests. They are covered by a valid Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate.
We’ve been sourcing tropical hardwoods from FSC stocks for many of our products since 1998. In 2008 we made the decision, going forward, to source 100% of our timber that way. In 2003, Factory Furniture became an FSC certified supplier. Our FSC License Code is FSC-C005669.
Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified. This assures consumers that they come from forests managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. FSC certification ensures that the forest or origin has been independently inspected and evaluated. This evaluation is according to strict environmental, social and economic principles and criteria as agreed by the Forest Stewardship Council®.
Forest management can damage or benefit both the environment and society. This policy recognises and accepts our responsibility, as a consumer of forest products, to ensure that our impact on the world’s forests is either neutral or positive.
For further information about the Forest Stewardship Council visit www.FSC-uk.org.
Our FSC License Code is: FSC-C005669 and our FSC certificate number is: CU-COC-806405. Please click here to verify our, or any other, FSC License Code on the FSC Certificate Database.
Factory Furniture recognises the importance of managing and minimizing waste. This ethos begins with the ordering process – by ordering project specific sizes with a minimum of waste. This is then followed through to the workshop where we carefully select the most appropriate pieces of timber for each product.
All solid wood waste produced by Factory Furniture is sold locally to provide carbon neutral solid fuel for domestic use. Particle or dust waste is collected and sent for recycling. Compostable materials are recycled at local green waste facilities.
Factory furniture uses a minimum of plastic based packaging, preferring to use cardboard made from 100% post consumer waste. Metal waste is a precious resource, and therefore also recycled locally.