Our Environmental Policy
Raw materials, emissions and waste generated
As a manufacturer of timber products Powell Joinery are aware of the impact our business has on the environment in terms of raw materials, emissions and waste generated.
We take our responsibilities to protect the environment seriously and have conscientious procedures in place to minimise any potentially harmful effects of our activities on the local environment.
Raw Materials - We source our materials from FSC & PEFC registered suppliers wherever possible. We use Accoya in the majority of our production which is a ethically sourced modified timber offer longer lasting performance without the need for harmful chemical treatments.
Power – Our production sites use electricity generated by wind turbines and solar panels. We operate a ‘turn off’ procedure through-out our whole site, this includes lights, machinery and office equipment. Our heating is generated by the wood waste and sawdust collected throughout the production process.
Products - We use the latest in waterborne paint systems where possible and are partnered with a number of like-minded environmentally aware suppliers. We re-purpose containers and by-products of our activities wherever possible.
Pollution – The limited chemical substances we use are disposed of in a controlled manner.
We have extraction systems in all of our buildings and air filtration units to reduce air pollution in the workshop.
As a company we are proud of how little waste we actually generate, this is something we monitor regularly and look at how we can continue to improve.
Organic materials are at the core of what we do and we as a team have a respect for the timber we use in our production which is why we take our environmental responsibilities seriously, not only for the local environment but for future generations.