Howard Bros Joinery are aware of the importance of sustainability and the impact this has on the wider community at all levels. We are passionate about delivering sustainable projects and working in a sustainable manner and it’s a commitment that is very important to us. All of our investment decisions have sustainability at their core, whether it was the introduction of our first BioMass heater back in early 2000, or our commitment to achieve zero waste to landfill. We have a large amount of experience working with SKA/BREEAM/LEED/WELL schemes and understand how we can assist in achieving the credits required to deliver the project expectations.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993 that claims to promote responsible management of the world's forests. It is an example of a market-based certification program used as a trans-national environmental policy.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification. It is considered the certification system of choice for small forest owners.
Howard Bros Joinery is proud to have achieved ISO:14001-2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification. We actively work towards reducing our environmental impact in all that we do, and work with both our customers and supply chain to achieve this.
Howard Bros Joinery has considerable experience and proven systems that support main contractors achieving required project Environmental standards, such as LEED, BREEAM and SKA.
FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody
Howard Bros Joinery hold certification for Chain of Custody with the FSC® and PEFC organisations, which means that we are taking a responsible attitude to sourcing our timber and timber related materials.
Howard Bros Joinery recognise that it has a responsibility to the environment, its customers, suppliers and staff to base its commercial activities on well-managed forests.
Wherever commercially possible Howard Bros Joinery will purchase FSC® and PEFC timber and timber related materials, even when our customers have not specified this as a requirement.
Howard Bros Joinery is committed to purchasing timber from legal sources and will seek evidence of compliance from suppliers that they are operating in accordance with the laws of their country. The company unreservedly condemns illegal logging practices.
Howard Bros will not trade in timber species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the CITES legislation and will obtain the appropriate documents for trade in all other CITES listed timber species.