Rooted in sustainability

We take our responsibility to operate sustainably seriously. Timber is a naturally sustainable choice and we source our timber from producers who don’t just provide exceptional quality products, but whose environmental credentials are second to none.

As demand for timber-based products grows our expertise and experience means that we’re ready to help our customers and the industry achieve its net-zero carbon goals. But it’s not just about our core products, it’s also important to us that we continue to create a safe, secure, and sustainable workplace by embracing new ideas and innovations that allow our people to thrive.


Environmental Policy

At James Donaldson Timber, we are committed to assessing the environmental impact of our methods of manufacture and materials used for all of our business activities. We look to use certified timber in all of our products and reduce the environmental impact of construction wherever possible.

We aim to show that our goods are produced in an environmentally responsible manner. To do this and respond to our customers' needs and expectations, we keep sight of the wide range of raw materials; production processes and countries of operation in producing our goods.

James Donaldson Timber has achieved registration to continued chain of custody. This system ensures that timber is guaranteed to meet environmental guidelines from the forest floor to the shop floor. We recognise that timber, as a building material, is a truly renewable resource when properly managed, so fully endorse the requirements of our FSC®-C015696 chain of custody scheme, licence no FSC-C015696 and PEFC licence no 16-37-112, to ensure that where possible our timber is legally and sustainably sourced. Look for our FSC® certified products.

James Donaldson Timber was the first Donaldson site to achieve certification to FSC® in May 2002. They later added PEFC certification in May 2004. FSC® certified products available on request.

Click here to see our FSC certificate
Click here to see our PEFC certificate

James Donaldson Timber is continually striving to improve its processes and products to give you the best, in the safest and most sustainable way. To ensure the quality of our products we are certified to ISO 9001 standards and operate an on-going, in-house quality programme; throughout the life cycle of the manufacture of our products they are regularly checked for quality control.

CE Information
For many years, wood and wood products used in the construction industry in the UK have been covered by a range of British Standards and more recently, European Standards. These provide designers, specifiers, buyers and users with assurance of fitness for purpose and performance. In an effort to reduce the technical differences between the different European countries, the Construction Products Directive (CPD) and CE marking were introduced.

What is CE Marking?
CE marking is a mandatory conformity marking for products sold in Europe. The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.

Can James Donaldson Timber offer CE Marked Products?
James Donaldson Timber can offer graded timber, linings and claddings.

Stacked wood panels outside
Stacked wood panels outside
Stacked wood panels outside