Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in our type of business comes in many forms, stemming from the supply side and from the demand side, stemming from the differences as to what has been achieved and what is left desiring to be better, what is enough and what more can be done.
We have been preparing to enter this business for a long time, but we are in this business rather recently. When time came to write the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of our company for ourselves, our suppliers, our clients and for you, the reader, we thought of telling you our story and how we arrived at our current philosophy amongst the quagmire of different initiatives and standards.
We wish you a pleasant and interesting read, because what follows is a journey through the world of timber with its dangers, curiosities and beauty:
View or download our full CSR policy 2018/2019.
EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Due Diligence:
In 2018 we became a full Custody of Chain importer through our own purchasing and production company:
- Aurelius Lignum L.L.C., Republic of Belarus*
To ensure our products are in line with EUTR regulations, we have created our own Due Diligence system.
Per 2019, most if not all our timber is sourced solely from the Republic of Belarus. Whenever timber is sourced from the Russian Federation, additional checks for guaranteeing its legality are applied.
We would like to point out that timber from Belarus has a lower risk factor than timber from Spain, Italy, Poland and the United States. For the NEPCON report about the legality of timber from Belarus, please visit their website report.
If you have any questions concerning our Due Dilligence system and Risk Minimisation policy, please contact Michiel Wiersinga.
* the full details of all companies are listed on our contact page.