Vision and Strategy
We recognise the importance of minimising our impact on the environment and are committed to:
The company Environmental Policy is reviewed annually and amended as appropriate. We aim to continuously improve our environmental performance, implementing best practice on all new projects.
RJ Parry Joinery support responsible forest management and work hard to eradicate illegal timber products from the supply chain. We can supply responsibly sourced timber when it is required for a specific job or project, and are credibly certified by two independent chain of custody programmes: FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council® FSC-CO17476) and the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).
Employees are trained in using Accoya timber for manufacturing. Accoya timber is a brand name for high technology wood created via acetylation wood modification process. It is a solid wood timber grown from fast growing sustainable forests, which has zero toxicity and provides dimensional stability and durability that exceeds many hardwoods.
As a company, we aim to reduce our carbon emissions by reducing our overall energy and diesel consumption. We minimise carbon emissions derived from transport by planning our customer deliveries ahead, and amalgamating deliveries if they are in close proximity areas.
The office and workshop have been designed to meet the requirements of BREEAM 2008 regulations. To improve our carbon footprint, we produce renewable energy and have solar panels fitted to the roof of the building (measuring an area of 30m2). High-quality insulation within the fabric of the building also increases energy efficiency and helps to maintain an ambient temperature. We also have an efficient ventilation system in the workshop, which prevents over-heating by constantly circulating fresh air.
Having a highly efficient ventilation system is important in the workshop as some of the products that we use (including paints, solvents, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays and building materials) emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), which can impact on Indoor Air Quality. For the health and wellbeing of our employees, we ensure that necessary steps are taken to reduce exposure to VOC’s.
We have adopted a lean approach to managing our operations, which results in less waste. We strive to reduce waste during all stages of the product life-cycle, including design and production. Any timber offcuts and excess wood is transformed into useful waste by-products on site. Waste by-products that we create, including woodchip and briquettes, are used to heat the factory and sold to customers to heat homes.