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Environmental Policy

1st uPVC Windows acknowledges that the manufacture and installation of Replacement Double Glazing, Doors And Porches can have an effect on both the local and the world environments. By accepting responsibility for this trust and actively pursuing positive environmental policies, we can minimise any negative impact. Additionally, through the implementation of a strict Purchasing Specification Clause for imported timbers (used for frame packers, 'grounds' & internal trims, architraves and window boards), we can help to positively influence standards and practises in the timber trade world wide.


Our Environmental Policies are:

1. 1st uPVC Windows adheres to the recommendations of and the advice given by The Timber Trade Federation, covering:

  • Sustainable yield sources
  • Effective control & regulation of forest management
  • Multinational & national independent timber certification & forest audits
  • Banned timbers & Endangered species
  • Boycott's
  • Species
  • Overseas suppliers
  • Independent certification of timber
  • Illegal logging
  • Waste reduction
Further information on these issues is available from The Timber Trade Federation and their Forests Forever Campaign.

www.ttf.co.uk www.forestsforever.org.uk


2. Purchasing Specification Clause
  • 1st uPVC Windows supports the development of credible timber certification schemes, which are based on publicly available forestry standards drawn up in a fully participatory, transparent and objective manner and backed by independent auditing. Where possible, we will prefer timber and wood products sourced from forest areas certified under these schemes.
  • Where independently certified timber is not available, 1st uPVC Windows will prefer timber and wood products from suppliers that have adopted a formal Environmental Purchasing Policy for those products and who can provide evidence of commitment to that Policy.
3. 1st uPVC Windows comply with all of the relevant legislation governing the environmental aspects of our activities:
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA)
  • Environment Act 1995
  • Control of Waste Act 1974
  • Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989
  • Special Waste Regulations 1996
  • Controlled Waste (Registration Of Carriers And Seizure Of Vehicles) Regulations 1991.
4. 1st uPVC Windows dispose of all waste products produced in the course of our business at registered sites in accordance with the Statutory Regulations. The Company is registered with the Environment Agency as a Carrier of Controlled Waste and holds Registration Number TNE/375002.

5. 1st uPVC Windows will at all times to carry out our business in a manner that will promote the least possible environmental impact whilst accepting the governance of Best Available Technique Not Entailing Excessive Cost (BATNEEC) under the EPA, including:
  • Wherever possible to reclaim & recycle (where appropriate) products and materials
  • To liase with and promote best practise to our suppliers
  • The minimisation of waste
  • Conservation of energy
  • To avoid the pollution of air, land & water
  • The promotion of these policies to our staff, suppliers and Customers



 

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