New World Timber are committed to upholding the highest environmental and ethical standards. We continually monitor and update our Environmental Policy to ensure that all timber products are only sourced legally from well managed forests. To demonstrate this we continue to support, through chain of custody certification, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). Suppliers and producers offering products covered under these recognised schemes are automatically given preference through our supplier rating system.
Timber, if managed responsibly, remains the most environmentally friendly material and New World Timber will continually monitor and improve its environmental performance from the products held in stock, the packaging used and waste created.
In addition, the European Union Timber Regulation came into force in March 2013, the regulation (referred to as EUTR) seeks to counter the trade in illegally harvested timber and timber products it prohibits placing illegally harvested timber and products derived from such timber on the EU market, New World Timber actively supports this regulation and provides its customers with the assurance that our products are able to meet both their legal, environmental and technical requirements.