Independent merchants go green

Independent Northampton-based builders merchant Hevey Building Supplies have gone green after recently being awarded the “FSC Chain of Custody certification”.

Independent merchants go green

The certification proves that all timber they supply Hevey comes from sustainable, managed forests.

Director Mark Mulvey said, “timber from sustainable sources is being demanded, not only by the ‘green’ consumer lobby, but increasingly by local authorities, government departments and major national building companies.

“We went through a very rigorous and time consuming assessment over a nine-month period to gain the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Pan-European Forest Certification Initiative (PEFC) chain of custody certification”.

Timber Division manager John Shaw added “Hevey’s staff had to go through a training programme as part of the process and it’s thanks to the efforts of our team that we have achieved this certification.

“Hevey is the first independent builders merchant in Northamptonshire to achieve FSC certification and we are proud to be able to label our wood products with the FSC logo which is our guarantee that our timber products are from responsibly managed and renewable forests which is good for us, our customers and the environment.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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