We remain continually committed to ethical practices and this sustainable approach guides everything we do from product design to selecting our supply chain. We take a proactive approach and work as a collective to continually minimise our carbon footprint which includes minimising waste and carbon footprint whilst maximising recyclability.
It is our goal to remain socially and environmentally responsible while manufacturing and completing projects that will make an impact on local and global scales.
As a naturally renewable material, timber products have the lowest embodied carbon of any mainstream building material. Timber also has some of the best insulating properties of any material helping keep us naturally warm and achieve energy efficiency targets.
FSC® certifies that products originated from forests are managed according to internationally agreed social and environmental principles and criteria. The trees that originate from these forests are always replaced or allowed to grow back naturally once harvested. FSC® tracks its wood once it leaves the forest to ensure they know it is being sold by FSC® accredited organisations. These efforts are to ensure that future generations can enjoy the world’s forests for many years to come.
ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally agreed and recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems. An EMS supports organisations in identifying, managing, monitoring, and controlling environmental processes. The standard requires organisations to assess environmental issues relevant to their operations, such as waste management, resource use, and efficiency.
We are proud to be a Bronze Level member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). This membership supports our ongoing commitment to continuously learning, ensuring we are always striving to better our approach to sustainability.
We are proud supporters of Trees for Cities, who as part of their urban trees initiative, plant thousands of trees each year in the UK bringing real benefits to our cities health and wellbeing. To celebrate 100 years of our Knowles collection, we recently donated 100 trees as part of their UK Urban Trees initiative. Trees for Cities plant a range of tree species that enhance structural and functional diversity in woodlands and city streets, creating greener, happier and healthier places to live.