Environmental Considerations

Environmental Considerations

New Wave Custom Conversions make a conscious effort to help support the safeguarding of the forests of the world by encouraging improved forest management, responsible trading and the promotion of the positive environmental aspects of using timber.

It is considered that with best practices observed, timber and wood products are the ultimate sustainable and recyclable materials, requiring low energy consumption to process and are thermally efficient in use. With our suppliers of timber being involved supporters of the policies adopted by Forests Forever and a signatory to its recommended policies; They actively seek evidence of commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance, information on the source of wood products and evidence of good forest management practice.

With the growing public awareness of the environment and environmental issues, we specifically request certified timber. Our suppliers have made positive moves towards stocking products originating from sustainable and correctly managed forests, and in particular FSC certified products. (FSC products have their forest of origin independently inspected and evaluated according to environmental, social and economic criteria agreed by the Forest Stewardship Council AC.)

FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-profit making association whose membership includes environmental and social groups and progressive forestry and wood retail companies working in partnership to improve forest management world wide.

Every two seconds an area of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed. Yet here in the UK you can still buy furniture, books, cards and other products made from illegally or unsustainably sourced wood.

We support the WWF Forest Campaign to tackle this, Add your name to this important petition and sign up now.