Timber Forrest

environmental policy

We recognise that our business operations have a significant impact on the environment. David Smith St Ives Ltd is committed to minimising the impact its activities have on the environment, and strives to exceed legislative requirements.

sustainably sourced

We are a founder member of the Truss Rafter Association (TRA), and active members of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). We have been granted certification to the FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody schemes. Our products are predominantly manufactured from timber and we actively seek to partner only those timber suppliers who operate a policy of responsible timber management. David Smith St Ives Ltd will not knowingly use species of timber that are prohibited, or are from illegal sources, and will endeavour to work only with suppliers who can demonstrate their environmental responsibility and awareness. We operate with the guidance of, and comply with, the EU timber regulations.

reduce, re-use and recycle

Wood residues produced as part of the manufacturing process are segregated to allow recycling into animal bedding and other specialist products, leaving only the true waste material, which is used on-site to fuel our burners/boilers for heating: these specialist pieces of equipment produce low emissions and are regulated and authorised by the Local Authority. This system greatly reduces the amount of road transport traditionally needed to remove waste materials.

Our extraction system filters and returns the air to the factory to minimise heating loss and maintain air quality. We use air from the factory, which gains ‘free’ heat from human and electric motor activity, together with solar energy to dry products in our spray shop. This removes the need to provide additional heating energy.

Our preservative treatment plant uses water-based fluids to reduce harmful emissions. Empty paint cans, wherever possible, are returned to the supplier for recycling when the supplier next delivers, saving on unnecessary transportation.

Packaging card, paper and plastics are segregated on-site and stored for economic collection and recycling by contracted off site specialists. We make extensive use of machine-specific and timer controls to turn off unnecessary motors to save energy. We ask that pallets be returned to us for reuse when we next deliver.

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David Smith St Ives Limited
Marley Road
St Ives
PE27 3EX
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