We’re working in an industry that has a direct impact on the environment. So it’s our responsibility to make sure that impact is a positive one — not only for the sake of our business, but the planet we live on.
Protecting the environment
Reeve Wood has FSC® (FSC C109654) and PEFC (PEFC/16-37-1358) certification for the range of floors we manufacture. We ask for certification from our suppliers wherever possible. Unfortunately, not all suppliers can provide certificates of provenance. In these cases, we tend to do our own research, finding out about the country of origin and its particular system of silviculture, before making a judgement call.
We make wide floor boards from American White Oak and buy lumber from sustainable hardwood forests. Our ply comes from FSC certified Birch ply.
We use a mix of mineral and vegetable oils to finish our flooring, which protects wood naturally. We only supply water-based polyurethane lacquers. All imported products must use approved EU Health and Safety formulations and comply with the EC1 standard.
Our biomass boiler
Our wood chip and sawdust waste is fed directly into our biomass boiler which provides heat for the offices, factory and our processes, helping us to reduce our carbon footprint.