wood procurement policy
It is the policy of the Decorative Panels Group (Decorative Panels Lamination Ltd, Decorative Panels Components Ltd and Decorative Panels Furniture Ltd) to source chipboard, MDF, Paper foil and other sheet materials, from reliable sources that can satisfy the huge demand for laminated board products. Wherever possible these products will be sourced from suppliers capable of supplying material to FSC® standards. The company will not knowingly use:
- Illegally harvested wood.
- Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights.
- Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities.
- Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantation or non-forest use.
- Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
If it is demonstrated that we are using wood from such sources, we will promptly take appropriate actions, including stopping purchases from such sources for products covered by this policy.
It is not possible at the moment to source all materials certified to FSC® standards, therefore where this is not possible the company may use suppliers conforming to current EU Timber Regulations, PEFC (Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification) or similar standards where due diligence has been carried out. These products would only be sold as non-FSC® certified products.
Where customers request FSC® certified material the company will ensure that the board supplied will conform to FSC® standard and furthermore will ensure that the total material supplied as FSC® material can be quantified and identified through the production process.
The company will appoint responsible staff to carry out the calculation of the total amount of FSC® material purchased and total sales involving FSC® material. The methodology used for the calculations will be specified elsewhere but wherever possible, technology will be used to speed up and improve the calculation process.
The company has appointed the Managing Director of Decorative Panels Lamination Ltd as being responsible for implementing this procurement policy for FSC® certified raw chipboard and MDF board materials and the Managing Director of Decorative Panels Components Ltd for the procurement of FSC® certified Laminated and Melamine Faced board materials.