Sustainability

Sustainability at Weldon is neither an afterthought nor a token gesture. It is the personal responsibility of the Managing Director and at the heart of everything we do.

Wood is a naturally green and renewable natural resource that, handled properly, is more sustainable than other flooring options. By overseeing the entire manufacturing process from forest to floor, Weldon is in the rare position of being able to guarantee the sustainability of its operations.
We demand the highest environmental credentials of our timber suppliers and obtain new timber from sustained yields in forests that we know have excellent reputations for management, as well as salvaging and reusing old timber where possible.

Our environmental commitment is matched in our own backyard, where Weldon has planted over 3,000 trees in the past decade, mostly in an ancient woodland within the borders of historic Sherwood Forest, near our workshops.

We are also involved in returning a Spruce plantation in Somerset to native hardwoods, using species found in the surrounding semi-ancient woodland. It is Weldon’s aim to plant and grow more wood than we use.

FSC® and Breeam

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an international non-profit making organisation founded to support the world’s forests. Weldon holds the FSC chain of custody certification to use the FSC trademarks on wood flooring and sub-flooring as FSC 100%, FSC Mix or FSC Recycled. Certification shows that Weldon complies with the highest social and environmental timber and timber product standards on the market.

FSC is recognised by BREEAM, the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings, with the increasing importance of responsible sourcing of materials in construction. The mission of BRE Global (incorporating BREEAM) is to “Protect People, Property and the Planet”.

For more information on our FSC certification or BREEAM follow the links below:

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