As we now know, nitrogen emissions in construction should be limited. Trees capture CO2 in the form of wood. Wood products record this for a long time, up to hundreds of years. The extraction and production of wood costs very little energy and causes little CO2 emissions. Wood reduces the greenhouse effect and thus contributes to the CO2 reduction targets as laid down in the Energy Agreement and the Building Decree. Wood has the lowest CO2 footprint of all traditional (building) materials.
Forests absorb CO2 and give off oxygen. It is our joint responsibility to conserve this important natural resource.
Sustainable wood comes from forests that are sustainably managed. This means that felling is done in such a way that the ecological function of the forest as a habitat for both plant and animal species is preserved. Sustainability not only has an ecological aspect, but also a social dimension. This means that the rights of the workers involved and of the indigenous people in the forests are respected. Finally, it is important for the conservation of the forest that it acquires economic value. Only then can the forest be protected against conversion to other land uses, such as agriculture and soy and palm oil plantations.
We endorse the principles for sustainable forest management and are therefore FSC® and PEFC™ certified. In addition, we work entirely according to EUTR guidelines and, as a member of the Dutch Association of Timber Agents (NATA), we are a co-participant of Greendeal “Bewust met hout”.
We supply FSC® certified products on request.