All of Three Brothers' Timber Sources are committed to ensuring sustainable and environmentally responsible materials and processes are used throughout the production and distribution business’s.
Three Brothers source more than 80% of its timber requirements from FSC® certified forests.
FSC® ‘CHAIN OF CUSTODY’
WHAT IS IT?
FSC® is a worldwide organisation that monitors the world’s forestry and how it is managed. To prevent the further degradation of world forests, FSC® have implemented a set of guidelines and procedures to ensure a total ecological and sociological umbrella is placed over the forest and all downstream processes. FSC® ‘Forest Stewardship Council®’ Certification means SPP procedures, records, processes and practises are constantly audited to ensure a Chain of Custody (CoC) from the forest to the customer is maintained at all times. This gives the customer total assurance that the product they have purchased is grown from responsibly managed forests and from renewable sources.
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
FSC® has stakeholders which include Green Peace and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). FSC® is not aligned with any timber industry or any Government agency worldwide. It is seen as an independent and credible international environmental monitoring body. A growing number of consumers want assurance that their timber product is from a sustainable resource and will not cause harm to the environment. FSC® provides such assurance.
HOW DO WE MAINTAIN IT?
Strict rules about where we buy logs from and strict procedures on how we store, process and sell our products. FSC® agents also regularly review and audit our procedures.