C F Anderson aims to cause the least impact possible on the environment; complying to all relevant environmental legislation and requirements and continuously monitoring this impact with the aim to improve where practical.
We have an absolute commitment to be sourcing and supplying as many of our timber based products as possible from certified sources by recognised organisations such as the PEFC or FSC.
PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification - is the certifier of the largest area of forests world-wide and certifies National schemes that meet internationally agreed criteria. Its endorsement covers schemes such as the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Canadian Standards Authority (CSA).
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 is the world’s first forest certification system that requires certificate holders to respect social, health and safety requirements based on the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and we declare our commitment to occupational health and safety, believing that it should have equal importance to quality, cost, production and morale.
We are also signatory to the Timber Trades Federation's Responsible Purchasing Policy, a third party audited, due diligence process for risk assessing suppliers ;seeking to eliminate illegal timber from the supply chain and promote sustainable forestry. We actively seek evidence from our suppliers of commitment to continuous improvement in environmental performance, information on the source of wood products and evidence of good forest management practice.
Our commitment is on-going and we continuously strive to improve, aiming to maintain and exceed our current target of 90% of our products to be certified or independently verifiable. At present we exceed this with 95%, as measured via membership of the TTF Responsible Purchasing Policy.
Where certified products are not available, we are committed to only sourcing materials from suppliers who are operating within the laws of their own country and we declare that we are not directly or indirectly involved in
illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products
the violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
the destruction of high conservation values
significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use
the introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations.
the violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Our biggest impact on the environment is through the use of fossil fuels in order to run our vehicles.To this end all vehicles are maintained to the highest standards, thus minimising emissions. We currently have effective measures to prevent the spilling of fuels and engine oils and these will be continuously reviewed and improved where possible; the target is for no spillages to occur. The vehicles will only be washed at an accredited facility, thereby avoiding contaminants entering the water table in this manner.
The following additional factors will be monitored:
Recyclable packaging and Office paper waste is recycled
95% of all our waste produced is recycled by waste contractors.
Where possible, FSC or PEFC paper is used.
Printer toner and inkjet cartridges are returned to the Supplier for recycling.
This policy is stated and fully supported by the Board of Directors.