Our Commitment to the Environment

James Latham recognise the importance of environmental considerations. As a responsible organisation we seek to follow in all areas of its activities, policies which support this.

It is considered that with best practices observed, timber and wood products are the ultimate sustainable and recyclable materials, requiring low energy consumption to process and are thermally efficient in use

With the growing public awareness of the environment and environmental issues, and with many customers specifically requesting certified timber, we have made positive moves towards stocking products originating from sustainable and correctly managed forests, and in particular FSC® certified products. (FSC® products have their forest of origin independently inspected and evaluated according to environmental, social and economic criteria agreed by the Forest Stewardship Council® AC.)

FSC® (the Forest Stewardship Council®) is an international, non-profit making association whose membership includes environmental and social groups and progressive forestry and wood retail companies working in partnership to improve forest management world wide. We have now been awarded FSC® accredited certification by BM TRADA.

Material is also stocked that has been produced under the Programme for the Endorsement of Certification schemes (PEFC). Our company aims to adopt environmental standards and integrate environmental considerations into its decision making in such areas as transport, energy usage, treatment plants, waste disposal and health and safety.

The importance of environmental considerations is fully recognised and procurement of raw material is based on our manufacturers sourcing from suppliers that are commited to a strong forestry policy.

We aim to continue to add third party certified products to our range, where considered to meet the high quality specification set out for Bausen, to meet the demands of our customers.