Jewson has placed its commitment to sustainability at the core of its whole operation and it monitors its progress against key performance indicators (KPIs) with targets up to 2013 published and reported on annually in its Corporate Responsibility Report.
Notable achievements include the reduction in water consumption from 119.9 cubic metres in 2010 to 112 cubic metres in 2011 as well as a reduction in in-bound packaging from 9.8 tonnes in 2010 to 8.6 tonnes in 2011. Jewson has also made continued progress reducing CO2 emissions - now at 43.2 tonnes per £million of total turnover.
Jewson also has many new initiatives in place to help meet future targets including web-based gas control systems providing intelligent zoned heating within branches, smart energy controls to manage lighting and air conditioning as well as progressive initiatives such as a Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR) Scheme to help halve waste to landfill from 2008 by 2012.
Steve Warwick, Sustainability & Environmental Director at Jewson commented: "At Jewson we believe we have a major role to play in helping to build a more sustainable future and we are fully committed to managing our business in the most environmentally and socially responsible manner possible. Despite challenging market conditions we have remained focused on our KPIs and have improved performance in a number of core areas. Now, with a number of new energy initiatives currently being implemented - we look forward to reducing the impact of our business even further."
Jewson offers customers an end-to end chain of custody audit trail across its entire branch network. Certification of timber supply is now vital as contractors, developers and public sector organisations increasingly demand that timber products used are from environmentally accountable sources.
With Jewson's end-to-end chain of custody audit trail, it means customers specifying timber have the assurance that they can now track timber through each stage of the supply chain – from forest and logging through sawmill, factory and distributor to point of sale confirming that it has come from a legal and well managed source.