empsons cares for the environment

Being Environmentally Friendly

Increasingly producers and customers alike have become more aware of their responsibility to ensure all products we use are sourced legally and sustainable to produce. While certification is not possible in all areas of the world, wherever possible Empsons source timber from mills whose responsibility matches our own and on occasions we have withdrawn from trade in timbers where that is not possible.
Everyone must now be aware of the almost irreversible damage done to tropical rain forests by the demands for agricultural land and fuel wood. The forest ecosystem is a rich source of beautiful and useful timbers and, although selective, their extraction does give cause for concern . Nonetheless, good quality timber is a major earner of foreign currency of significant value to the economies of these, mainly less developed countries. A way must be found of ensuring the survival of the forests.


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We at Empsons wish to encourage a positive move to limit environmental damage. We aim to import only from sustainable sources and to stock and promote the increased use of temperate hardwoods and timber efficient man-made forest products.

As a member of The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). New regulation came into force on 3rd March 2013, making it illegal to place illegally harvested timber and timber products on the EU market.

The legislation affects all those that first place timber on the EU market as well as traders further down the supply chain.

After 3rd March 2013, it has become a crime to place illegal timber on EU markets and all organisations affected by the Regulation have to adopt practices to assure that the timber or timber products they trade and supply are legal, as a minimum.

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01724 782459 | 01724 782560
or enquiries@empson-sons.co.uk
for more information.