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for the future

We take care of the forests. That is our interest as well as nature’s. As a company, our goal is socially responsible, ethical, and environmentally considerate behavior – both locally and abroad. Read more in our Procurement Policy.

What this means is that we value sustainable principles, when choosing our partners. It means we engage in the local communities, that we source from. And it means, at our headquarters, that we value our employees, their competencies, and their welfare.

We are proud to contribute to the preservation of forests globally through important certifications that ensure better conditions for forests, and the people who make their living from them.

The lifecycle of wood

The topic of felling, especially in tropical areas, is subject to many misconceptions. In reality, responsible forestry is an essential part of preserving forests and their biodiversity.

Wood is a renewable resource, because of the way it is planted, felled, used, and disposed of. To truly understand the power of wood, you need to look at every step of its lifecycle.

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Trees that grow in responsibly run forests are an eternally regenerative resource. That’s because felling and replanting are an important part of the forest’s cycle. Foresting ensures that the trees capture the maximum amount of CO2 from the atmosphere, as growing trees absorb more than fully grown ones.

Areas that are not utilized for forestry are often removed to make room for mining or farming. Sustainably driven forestry is therefore an advantage for nature.

In responsible forestry, felling is completed according to strict quotas. This is done to avoid the exhaustion of certain, popular species.

Certifications outline and control the processes, and ensure that the forestry lives up to certain measures regarding species, environmental impact, and working conditions.

When areas are felled, new trees are planted to ensure the continuation of the forest.

Wood, when harvested correctly, is one of the most environmentally safe materials in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful. People thrive, surrounded by timber; the smell, the acoustics, and the look and feel appeal to us, and create a pleasant framework for our lives.

Wood is also hard, strong, and flexible, and can be used in a variety of applications in almost any industry around the world.

The lifespan of (hard)wood is ridiculously long. A lifetime, if you treat it well.

When it is disposed of, it can be burned and used for heating or as an alternative source of energy for production of other products. Because wood releases the same amount of CO2, that it captures during growth, it is a CO2-neutral material.

At Global Timber, we primarily sell hardwood. You can view our range here.

Why wood