At MGM Timber (Scotland) Ltd, we recognise that we have a responsibility to minimise our environmental impact, and believe that we must balance meeting our business needs with this responsibility to the planet.
Due to this, we take great care when choosing products, to ensure their traceability and integrity. Where possible, our products are sourced from well-managed forests that are governed by strict environmental accreditation programmes.
MGM Timber has been granted certification by CATG, a leading certification body accredited by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). This covers the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody Scheme, and the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)® Chain of Custody Scheme.
MGM Timber was the first merchant business in Scotland to achieve certification at all locations in July 2006.
A seedling stand can be created by planting, sowing or natural regeneration. Commercial plantation rotations vary between 50–120 years.
Trees have been developed over many,many years and as with farmers in the UK, forest owners across the world only plant the strongest strains of tree, with the best chance of producing the highest quality of timber for the purposes required.
Timber and the Environment
The use of timber in construction has important environmental advantages, especially when compared with alternatives such as concrete, steel and plastics.Timber is:
• A Carbon Sink
"We recognise that timber, as a building material, is a truly renewable resource when properly managed, so fully endorse the requirements of our PEFC and FSC® chain of custody schemes, to ensure that where possible our timber is legally and sustainably sourced."
David Mansell, Managing Director.
MGM Timber Ltd is committed to promoting and investing in timber as an environmentally-friendly alternative to other materials.