Environment

Timber is the world's only self-rejuvenating, renewable resource. It is unique amongst conventional construction materials in that during its growth, harvesting and replanting life cycle it is the only one, when properly managed, that adds to natural capital. All other conventional building materials ultimately deplete the earth's finite natural resources.

Timber and forest products are the only natural resource to have comprehensive internationally recognised Chain of Custody schemes which are robust, independently audited and uninterrupted from forest to final end-use. The schemes demonstrate the indisputable sustainability of wood and wood products as the world's most environmentally friendly raw material.

Falcon Panel Products Ltd supports independent third-party audited Chain of Custody certification of forestry & forest products and recognises this as the best way of demonstrating good environmental management. We hold PEFC and FSC® Chain of Custody certificates and are members of PEFC UK. The vast majority of panel products imported and distributed by Falcon Panel Products Ltd is certified under one or other of these environmental management schemes.

With regard to the procurement of panel products, we regularly visit our primary producers and principal suppliers to verify that the best environmental forestry management is being practiced. We believe we hold a duty to ensure the preservation of our global forest resource for the benefit of this and future generations. We are in a good position to assure our customers that the forest products they buy from the Falcon Panel Products Ltd come with the highest environmental pedigree.

Our Aims

  • Actively promote the use of timber products from well managed sustainable sources.
  • Promote partnerships with organisations who recognise the importance of sustainable building developments.
  • Reduce raw material waste during manufacture of Strebord products.
  • Participate in the continuing education and research into sustainable construction.
  • Encourage customers to consider the 'full life cycle environmental costs' of all building materials.
  • Guarantee that all our suppliers continue with good environmental supply chain management.
  • Promote the development of a well managed environmentally responsible forest industry.