NBJ is committed to the protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development. We accept our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our work and take a pro-active approach to improving our overall performance in order to accomplish this. We have achieved accreditation for the Forestry Stewardship Council® and Progamme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. We have installed a renewable solar photo-voltaic project at Airfield Park to raise our low carbon electricity supply.
As a significant user of timber and wood-based products, NBJ recognises that it has a responsibility to current and future generations when purchasing timber. We therefore seek to purchase all our wood from certified sources. This ensures the legality of the timber and promotes environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Installation of Solar Energy at NBJ
NBJ have worked with Harborough Energy to deliver a renewable solar photo-voltaic energy project – a 100 KwH array installation at our premises at Airfield Park. As a significant energy user, this will enable us to raise the low carbon electricity supply to our factory. Close monitoring of consumption and export to the grid will enable us to manage our usage more effectively and de-risk future cost uncertainty.
We pursue a vigorous Environmental policy, by the efficient use of wood waste as the sole source of energy to heat our workshop, reducing the amount of waste by producing cutting lists for each stage of manufacture. We seek to reduce the need to travel by using local labour and encouraging green forms of transportation. All our paper and cardboard waste is recycled. Our state of the art extraction collects dust which is recycled.
We consider it important that the origin of our wood-based products can be demonstrated through credible, independent Chain of Custody certification based on international standards and norms.
NBJ successfully achieved FSC® Chain of Custody certification from BM Trada and are committed to compliance with the requirements of FSC® standards FSC-STD40-004 (version 3.0) and FSC-STD50-001 (Version 1.2) EN for the purchase, processing (including outsourcing), storage sales and distribution of certified Bespoke Joinery products.
We also achieved PEFC™ Chain of Custody certification, enabling us to provide evidence that timber and timber products used in PEFC™ Certified Joinery, is sourced from responsibly managed Forests.
All about FSC | Forests for all forever
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, half the world’s Forests have already been altered, degraded, destroyed or converted into other land uses. Much of the remaining Forestry today suffers from illegal exploitation and poor management.
The Forest Stewardship Council® was created to develop a system that could credibly identify well managed Forests as the source of responsibly produced wood products, as a response to concerns over global deforestation. FSC® is a Non-Governmental Independent and International Forest Certification Scheme, which works to improve Forest Management Worldwide by connecting Forests with end users and influencing how Forests Worldwide are managed.
FSC® certification complies with the highest Social and Environmental standards on the market and will offer NBJ’s Clients the ability to choose products from Socially and Environmentally responsible Forestry. Clients have the option of selecting FSC® Certified Joinery secure in the knowledge that they are not contributing to the destruction of the worlds Forests.
All about PEFC | Caring for our forests globally
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ is an International non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable Forest Management through Independent Third Party Certification, and provides an assurance mechanism to clients of timber products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
PEFC™ is an umbrella organisation that recognises and endorses credible National Forest Certification Systems, reflecting Individual National contexts and specific ecological, social and environmental conditions, which can differ between countries.