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Environmental Policy

In response to growing concerns over forest management worldwide, Alloway Timber (Southern) Ltd attained it’s own Chain Of Custody Certification in January 2006. It’s six branches are certified For Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and the Programme For The Endorsement Of Forest Certification (PEFC™). By the Soil Association Certification Ltd.

Click here to view Alloway Timber's FSC Registration Certificate.
Click here to view Alloway Timber's PEFC Registration Certificate.
Click here to view Alloway Timber's TTF Certificate.

Click here to view Alloway Timber's FSC and PEFC Policy Statement.

Chain of Custody

Chain of Custody (COC) means tracking timber from the tree in the forest, to the processing plant to our depots and to the final
customer. It is important that systems are in place at each stage to ensure identification of the material and third party auditing of the
supply chain is required to ensure that there is no contamination at any stage.

For the process to work, each company in the supply chain must have their COC system audited against a set method of working and
hold a current COC certificate. FSC and PEFC require audits to their own criteria so we have COC certificate issued by Soil Association Certification Ltd against both schemes.

It is essential that customers stipulate the certification requirement at time of order so that our invoices conform to our COC

Buying Under Chain of Custody

  • Be confident about the source of the material
  • Be confident that it is third party audited
  • Be confident that there is a transparent procedure from the forest to Alloway Timber depots
  • Be confident it helps promote further supplies of certified material
  • Be sure it will result in future resources for future generations
  • Be confident that Alloway Timber will continue to invest in supporting forestry initiatives
  • Be sure that you stipulate your requirements clearly at the time of enquiry or order
  • Be aware that each order placed only covers goods to be supplied against that order
  • Be aware that if processing goods and supplying on, then your own chain of custody is required

The trademark of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) indicates that the wood used to make the product comes from a forest which is well managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards.

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FSC Supplier

The forest of origin has been independently inspected and evaluated according to the principles and criteria for forest management agreed and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council.

FSC is an international, non-profit association whose membership comprises environmental and social groups and progressive forestry and wood retail companies working in partnership to improve forest management worldwide.

As well as selling FSC certified timber and timber-based products, Alloway Timber also stock a range of PEFC certified timber.

The Programme For The Endorsement Of Forest Certification (PEFC) is the world’s foremost and largest certification programme for sustainable forest management. It is an independent, non-profit, non governmental organisation that also provides assurances that wood for certified timber-based products comes from forests that are managed sustainably.

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PEFC Certified

Look out for FSC and PEFC labelled products at your local branch of Alloway Timber.
For further info: visit www.fsc.org and www.pefc.org

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