At Arnold Laver we are committed to protecting the environment. Our policy is to continually improve our environmental performance, preventing pollution and minimising the impact of our operations.
FSC® and PEFC™ Certification
We also strive to meet and where possible exceed the applicable environmental legislation. We strongly believe that it is our corporate and social responsibility to help preserve the world forests and promote effective forestry management.
We hold both PEFC™ and FSC® Certification and are able to consistently provide goods from legal and sustainable sources. All Arnold Laver branches have Chain of Custody implemented, independently evaluated and certified to provide our customers with environmental assurances.
Our certified timber products meet the UK Government CPET approved timber procurement policy – through the following certification schemes:
Forest Stewardship Council® – An international forest certification scheme recognised as proof of legal and sustainable product origin. The FSC does this by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly.
We offer a range of FSC® Certified timber products from sustainable sources.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification – The worlds largest resource, it assesses and endorses national forest certification schemes against a set of internationally agreed criteria for sustainable forest management.
Timber Trade Federation (TTF) – Responsible Timber Purchaser. Arnold Laver & Co has in place a Due Diligence System meeting the standards of the TTF’s Responsible Timber Purchasing Process.
BM TRADA Forest Products
BM TRADA has developed its own chain of custody scheme that recognises that there are certification schemes and forest management initiatives operating in various parts of the world where currently there is no route to market for products because of the absence of independent verification of chain of custody.
UKAS is the only government recognized accreditation body in the UK to measure certification bodies against internationally recognized standards, ensuring the certification body is fit for purpose. BM TRADA is a UKAS accredited certification body for ISO 14001 Environmental management systems certification.
UKAS is the only government recognized accreditation body in the UK to measure certification bodies against internationally recognized standards, ensuring the certification body is fit for purpose. BM TRADA is a UKAS accredited certification body for ISO 9001 Quality management systems certification including National Highway Sector Schemes certification.
As a responsible business we are committed to:
- Responsible purchasing
- Waste management and reduction
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Transport efficiency
- Recycling materials
- Controlling noise emissions
- Community development
- Acting as “good neighbours”
- Promoting health and safety