We’re essentially a timber based manufacturing company and we’re proud of it. Probably the most sustainable building material available to the British building industry today, wood is naturally renewable, readily recyclable and carbon neutral.

With so many environmental advantages, wood can benefit the entire global community – but only if forests continue to be managed responsibly. Unfortunately, in some countries, as much as 80% of timber is harvested illegally, often involving the destruction of protected forests, the loss of biodiversity and the violation of human rights.

FSC – good for the environment, good for business
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organisation, established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Globally acclaimed as having the highest social and environmental standards in forestry today. FSC

We’ll keep supporting the world’s forests – with both feet on the ground

To help overcome deforestation, the loss of biodiversity, poverty and the violation of human rights, we must overcome the illegal and unsustainable harvesting of timber. In 2013 and beyond, Longden will keep taking practical, realistic and workable steps to support the growth of responsible forest management around the world. We’ll continue working closely with our suppliers to meet the requirements of the FSC and CPET. We’ll continue working closely with our suppliers to meet the requirements of our strict timber purchasing policy.