Sustainability

Timber Neutral

Elesco are focused on the impact we have on our environment.   We are part of the Timber Neutral scheme, Timber Neutral is a means for making a positive difference in the environment and in sustainability, allowing us to offset our oak usage with replanting.  Timber Neutral allows manufactures to directly control their sustainable practices, mitigating the environmental impact of a given product.

Timber Neutral works in three stages:

1st – The amount of wood that was used for manufacture of our products is calculated

2nd – The quantity of felled trees is determined, looking at manufacturing techniques in the region the trees originated

3rd – Trees are replanted to match our usage, this part is fully audited to show where the trees have been replanted. 

This means our clients can purchase our floors with the knowledge we are doing our part to protect the environment.  We can provide our clients with the audited reports showing where the replanted trees relating to their projects are situated.  More information can be found at Timber Neutral.

The Timber Neutral scheme applies to all the flooring sold at Elesco, this covers planks, herringbone, chevron and mansion weave. 

Aside from the Timber Neutral scheme we also use market leading oils from companies such as Blanchon, Saicos and Ciranova.  These oil suppliers support the European V.O.C. Directive, this looks to reduce the impact in the environment from their activities, encourages customers to use the most environmentally friendly products and are constantly developing new oils that are better for the environment.

The second is the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®); we are certified to sell FSC certified oak (FSC® C007915).  FSC helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife that call them home. The system certifies a chain of custody, where every part of the supply chain from the forest itself to the end user is inspected, to ensure compliance is met at every stage. If you would like FSC certified oak, please mention this to us on requesting the quote.

If you would like any further information on how we are doing our part to reduce our environment impact please let us know.