Specialist Group is fully committed to helping the environment. We are committed to using timber sourced from responsibly and sustainably managed forests.
Our environmental responsibility transcends the business from office space, through shop floor and products delivered to site – all of which is wrapped in fully recyclable material. We are committed to playing our part in helping the UK government to reach its target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
Our sustainable future initiative began in 1990 with the purchase of forestry land and since then we have achieved consistent improvement in our sustainability efforts.
This investment was followed up with the installation of a wood chip biomass burner which burns only waste materials from our factory, a new fleet of aerodynamic and fuel efficient vehicles and more recently we have begun generating solar energy at our manufacturing facility.
In January 2017, Specialist installed a 150kwp PV solar panel system which generates 127500 kWh of energy annually – 90% of which is used to power operations at our factory.
From March 2020, all of our electricity used comes from renewable sources, showcasing our commitment to the environment.
The Group currently boasts several accreditations including ISO 14001 and two timber Chain of Custody certificates. See more on our environmental policies here.