Our Commitment & Environmental Policy

We aim to responsibly source and supply hardwoods, ensuring the long term health and vitality of the worlds forests while meeting the needs of our customers. We are committed to practices that are sustainable , environmentally friendly and that support local communities. Through transparent and the ethical sourcing, we strive to be stewards of our planets hardwood resources, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

The board takes responsibility for the development and endorsement of this policy statement and its implementation throughout all operations. The board ensure key members of staff are trained and that all employees are advised of our position. Whitmore’s maintains a policy of continuous environmental improvement.

As a company, we are committed to achieving environmental best practice throughout our activity whenever this is practical. In pursuit of economic growth and a healthy environment it is understood that these are closely linked and that ecological protection and sustainable development are the responsibility of all, including businesses, governments and communities.

Environmental performance is monitored for achievement of our objectives and an annual report will be made available on request.

The company shall maintain an FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody system in accordance to the requirements of the current standard.

Timber Sources

Whitmore’s is committed to buying all hardwood and softwood from legal and renewable sources, and will seek evidence that suppliers are in compliance with this policy.

As sources of certified timber become more available the company will give preference to certified timber wherever practical and will not purchase timber where it is known to have originated from illegal sources and will not purchase any timber species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trading on Endangered Species (CITES).

Recycling & Site Management

The company is committed to reducing consumption of all materials and packaging wherever possible and is committed to recycling packaging materials where practicable. All buildings and plant are designed, where possible, to reduce impact on the local environment. All potential emissions are kept to a minimum, monitored on a regular basis and logged.