All timber is sourced from multiple suppliers across the UK and Europe from environmentally friendly forests.
LV Valenbeck Export Packaging timber cases are supplied in accordance to the Forestry Commission www.forestry.gov.uk and ISPM15 compliance.
The International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM15) is a measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). The regulation was developed to help prevent the international transport and spread of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems globally.
All ISPM15 timber is debarked, then heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide to ensure no insects or diseases are spread whilst being exported.
In order to export products using timber packaging to countries outside of the EU, ISPM15 regulations are required. The mark of compliance is branded onto each side of our timber cases/crates to ensure they are clearly visible import and export officials internationally.
Being part of an industry that uses large quantities of timber we are very conscious of our environmental stand point and policy. Over the past few years we have increased and changed our internal policy to become more ‘green’ and efficient.
Timber merchants across the UK and Europe are heavily regulated to adhere to many environmental international policies. Our suppliers are FSC www.fsc.org and PEFC www.pefc.co.uk accredited which means that all timber is used from sustainable forests.
All timber waste is recycled as much as possible and we have a target to reduce our landfill waste by 75% by 2013 Cutoffs are used to reheat our factory operation which results in a lower requirement for Electricity and Gas reducing our carbon footprint.
Excess timber is re-used in the local community to heat homes through the use of home wood burners. Sawdust is extracted and provided FOC to local farms.
Carbon footprint reduction is important for us as a business and important for you as a customer. Your carbon footprint is the annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly carbon dioxide, that result from the activities of an individual or a group of people. The carbon footprint can also be calculated for an event, a process, or providing a product, such as a Timber Case. Whilst we have taken measures to reduce our carbon footprint, using timber for export packing is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint opposed to using plastic and metal.
Timber naturally reduces the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by holding it within. Using Timber cases thus inherently reduces your packaging carbon foot print to export your products internationally. Contact us for further information or a quotation - we look forward to hearing from you.