Robert Higgins City Construction Ltd commitment to environmental protection and will avoid procurement of timber from the following sources.
- Wood harvested from forest areas where traditional or civil rights are violated.
- Wood harvested from non-certified forest areas having high conservation values which are threatened.
- Wood harvested from genetically modified trees.
- Illegally harvested wood.
- Natural forest that has been converted to plantations or non-forest use.
Our Sustainable Procurement Policy makes a commitment to sourcing wood products from legally and sustainably managed forests.
In order to confirm an acceptable ‘Chain of Custody’ (COC), we will endeavour to purchase products containing timber which comply with the following schemes:
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®);
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC);
Canadian Standards Association (CSA);
Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). Tropical Hardwoods only.
COC certification is a means of demonstrating that timber products have been tracked through the supply chain, from forest to final use. Certification is required for every stage in the process if the end product is to be sold as ‘Certified Timber’ and carry the logo of the certifying scheme.
We have established a preferred list of suppliers who hold one or more of FSC, PEFC, CSA and MTCC Chain of Custody Certification.
If certified timber is not available, creditable evidence will be sought which demonstrates legality, sustainability and traceability through the supply chain.
Robert Higgins City Construction Limited will endeavour to procure timber only from certified schemes with preference given to FSC & PEFC Certified Wood.
We are committed to ongoing compliance with the standards set out by the Chain of Custody accreditation.
This policy is subject to continuous monitoring and review to ensure continued improvement in our working practices. https://treesforcities.org/