A Commitment to Sustainability
About 38% of mainland Portugal is forested: the predominant species being maritime pine - Pinus pinaster
Our sustainability policy is based on a set of guidelines in which we use to make our decision, starting on a sustainable development as well the search of an economic prosperity, social and environmental responsibility.
In order to achieve it, we continue to collect information and invest our time to reduce the environmental impact from our factory through dialogue with associations and the constant search for innovative products and services.
Our vision of sustainability also includes a commitment to actively encourage all partners and clients to practice sustainable actions.
The main purpose on pine forests is the production of wood for industry. But around this main objective, there are many other possibilities for utilization and profitability.
Over the last 33.000 years, strongly in Estremadura Portuguesa at the region of Rio Maior, the Pinheiro Bravo (Pinus Pinaster) is a classic tree of the Western Mediterranean.
Gradually, the Pine tree extended to the whole country, but at the regions of Atlantic influence it finds the best natural conditions to develop.
It is an important factor in the economic development for rural areas, either through the commercialization of its wood or through a series of complementary activities such as beekeeping, cattle, hunting, mushroom production, resination and carpentry.
This development of certain activities has unique advantages: it allows a bigger profitability of the woods and it is mandatory the presence of the keeper at the forest, in which allows to better prevent wild fires, plagues and diseases which may affect the core of the trees. The Pine can coexist with other species like the Chestnut, Oak and the controversial Eucalyptus as long they are planted in an alternating and independent patches or bands.
ADQUIRING RAW MATERIALS
An environmental managed forest in holds the maintenance of its biodiversity, productivity and its ecological processes.
Our focus on working with timber and other components derived from worldwide forest management, by encouraging the best social and environmental practices.
In seeking that our wood is derived from forest management we can provide worker safety, conservation of biodiversity, protection of endangered species and participatory forest policies.
We do not use illegally harvested or exploited wood in which violates traditional and civil rights, always requesting our suppliers certificates of provenance from the Portuguese Government/Ministry of Agriculture and the Sea.
Despite some financial struggles, we seek every day to grow and obtain an environmental certification and a rigorous control of each raw material to enter our production.
STATISTIC OF CONSUMPTION BY SECTORS AND ECONOMICS
We believe that it is necessary to value everything that could theoretically be considered wasteful in the processing of our products, so all machines used in the production process have mechanisms for collecting sawdust, wood chips and bark so that they can be made available later for recycling purposes and creation of new raw materials such as plywood, MDF's and agglomerates.
With this principle, we minimize the waste of nature's wealth to be underutilized with the full guarantee that we have a commitment to our world.