Our contribution to the environment
Wood CO² storage and ecological material
As a timber wholesaler, responsible handling of the raw material wood is a matter of course for us. With our suppliers, we therefore pay special attention to products that come exclusively from sustainable forestry.
To this end, we fulfill the obligations of the EU Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR for short). This prohibits the marketing of wood and wood products from illegal logging on the European market in order to prevent overexploitation and the destruction of tropical forests. Regular inspections verify that we are fulfilling our due diligence obligations and can provide precise information about our suppliers and the legality of the wood.
We are also FSC and PEFC certified. Both systems place high demands on the social and ecological standards of forestry operations. With the chain of custody, we ensure that our products are all certified from the forestry operation to the end user and that the necessary evidence is available.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to buy certified wood. ➥
At our site in Krefeld, which was newly built in 2015, we paid attention to our environmental footprint from the outset and took appropriate measures:
Environmentally friendly heat generation and use
Energetic administration building
The new building for our administration in 2015 was constructed to the latest standards and in compliance with the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV). The building has first-class façade insulation, underfloor heating and well-insulated windows, which have considerably reduced heat losses. In addition, the heating system is powered by environmentally friendly wood.
Waste wood for heat generation
We process waste wood directly on site into wood chips. This is used to supply our modern wood heating system, which heats our administration building, the wood processing center and the wood drying kiln in a CO²-neutral manner. This avoids the use of fossil fuels such as oil or gas. With one ton of dry wood chips we save about 300 liters of heating oil.
Two large heat storage tanks ensure that the heat produced by our heating system can be stored at any time and called up as needed. In this way, we save resources and protect the environment by reducing pollutant emissions.
In our highly efficient dust extraction system, the filtered exhaust air from our wood processing center is returned to the hall and not released into the environment. As a result, we significantly reduce heat losses here as well.
Use of environmentally friendly solar energy
We produce our own electricity with a powerful photovoltaic system and can thus supply our entire operation, including the woodworking machines, with electricity produced in-house, especially in the summer months.
We are replacing our diesel forklifts with environmentally friendly electric forklifts. In the long term, a large part of our vehicle fleet will be converted to e-mobility.
Waste wood recycling
The valuable raw material wood is suitable for so-called cascade utilization (multiple use). This involves returning raw materials to the cycle through reprocessing and using them in the economic system for as long as possible.
In the first step, the fresh wood is used for wooden constructions in the building and furniture industry. Resulting waste wood or later wood residues are processed for material recycling in the second step and used, for example, for the production of chipboard. Only when waste wood is no longer useful for material recycling does thermal recycling come into play in the third and final step. The waste wood is processed into wood chips and pellets and can be used, for example, to fire heating systems.
Throughout its use, one cubic meter of wood stores one ton of CO².
In our recycling plant we take care of the collection and reprocessing of waste wood. Approximately 70% of the delivered waste wood is used for material recycling. Only the remaining 30% is used for thermal recycling.