Danbury Fencing Ltd is very proud of its committed environmental policy which encompasses all aspects of its operations from the timber sourcing to the recycling of its rain-water.
In 2012 the company was delighted to be awarded the Essex Business Excellence “Green” Award in recognition of its environmental efforts, and was a finalist again in 2013.
Our greatest responsibility is with regards the sourcing of timber where we are committed to responsible purchasing. The company is Chain of Custody Certified, an independently audited process which allows us to maintain accurate chain of custody records for timber from areas certified under PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) schemes.
In addition we continually monitor our suppliers to ensure that environmental standards are met, and that NO products sourced by either company derive from any of the following:
- Endangered species prohibited under Appendix 1 of the CITES legislation
- Timber that has been illegally harvested
- Areas where traditional or civil rights are violated
- Timber from uncertified high conservation value or endangered forests
- Timber from genetically modified trees
We also take great care over our Timber Treatment. Over the years the Company has, in accordance with good trade practice and environmental law, moved from a Copper Chrome Arsenate treatment for our timber to an environmentally sounder technology. With our own treatment plant on site we monitor this very closely. In addition, due to the quality of the timber and the drying processes we use we do not compromise on durability.
Along with many other small initiates such as only using re-cycled paper that carries the FSC standard we also collect all of our rainwater as it is the perfect additive to our wood treatment plant. We have also installed a Talbot wood burning system which incinerates much of our waste wood and old fencing and as a by-product heats our warehouses and workshops.
Danbury Fencing has also been a corporate ‘Silver’ Member of the Essex Wildlife Trust for the last fourteen years and we actively support the Trust.
We are committed to continually improving our environmental policy and procedures.