Environmentally Friendly Decking
Certified timber decking products by Q-Deck®- Because forests matter.
Q-Deck products are manufactured from certified timber and available PEFC or FSC® certified on request. Q-Deck Bangkirai and Q-Grip York and Canterbury decking boards are manufactured from and supplied as FSC® certified timber as standard. Q-Deck Lunawood is supplied as PEFC certified as standard.
By buying Q-Deck® decking products you are supporting the growth of responsible forest management world wide.
Q-Deck decking products are manufactured by Hoppings Softwood Products which is a member of the Timber Trades Federation. It is committed to the TTF's Code of Conduct and is a signatory to its Forests Forever Environmental Purchasing Policy which enforces tracability and evidence that raw material is sourced only from sustainably managed forests. They are also signatories to the Timber Trade Federation Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP). The RPP is a management system, which assesses suppliers for evidence of the legality and sustainability of supply and encourages them to improve.
Hoppings Softwood Products decisions are influenced by the information we obtain from suppliers relating to their environmental practices and the areas from which their raw materials are sourced.
HOPPINGS COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Respect for the environment is an essential part of our business. We are committed to an environmental purchasing policy, which commits us to exclude from production any material which is:
- Harvested from any area where traditional or civil rights are violated
- Harvested from uncertified forest having high conservation value where management poses a threat to the high conservation values present
- Harvested from genetically modified trees
- Illegally harvested.
This policy is overseen and independently certified by B.M. Trada certification. In addition we are a participant in the Forest Stewardship Council® and PEFC's chain of custody schemes and are able to supply Q-Deck decking products as PEFC or FSC® certified.
In addition, the company is in full support of Wood for Good.
If you require further information or documentation to confirm the above please don't hesitate to contact us.
Note: Please consult your retail supplier should you require chain of custody certification.
WOOD - THE BEST CHOICE FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT
Timber is our most environmentally sound construction material.
We source all our timbers from well managed and responsible suppliers who are committed to active replantation programmes in the forests they harvest.
For example, the European timber industry has overseen a steady expansion of Europe’s forests over the past 60 years. Between 1990 and 2000 the European forest area grew by 30% and this growth continues, as around only 65% of the annual growth is harvested.
And by choosing wood we can all help reduce climate change through:
- Substitution for other less environmentally friendly materials.
- Storage of the carbon from the tree throughout the life of the timber product.
- Recovery of the stored energy at the end of the product’s life.
- Regeneration of the forests, as timber use encourages replanting, which, in turn, takes more CO2 from the atmosphere.