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We're essentially a timber based manufacturing company. And
we're proud of it. Probably the most sustainable building material
available to the British building industry today, wood is naturally
renewable, readily recyclable and carbon neutral.
With so many environmental advantages, wood can benefit
the entire global community - but only if forests continue to
be managed responsibly. Unfortunately, in some countries, as
much as 80% of timber is harvested illegally, often involving the
destruction of protected forests, the loss of biodiversity and the
violation of human rights.
FSC - good for the environment, good for business
|FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit
organisation established to promote the responsible management
of the world's forests. Globally acclaimed as having the highest
social and environmental standards in forestry today, their
certification system is the only one currently recognised by the
main environmental and social groups. Further information is available
on the FSC website www.fsc.org.
We'll keep supporting the world's forests - with both feet on the ground
To help overcome deforestation, the loss of biodiversity, poverty
and the violation of human rights, we must overcome the illegal
and unsustainable harvesting of timber. In 2009 and beyond,
Longden will keep taking practical, realistic and workable steps
to support the growth of responsible forest management around
the world. We'll continue working closely with our suppliers to
meet the requirements of the FSC and CPET. We'll continue
executing our strict timber purchasing policy. And we'll continue
making it our business to improve our performance every step of
Please click here to view our FSC Registration Certificate.