Statement: For us as an operating company of sawmills, protection of the environment is of foremost significance. Sawmills generally suffer from a paradox: although our solid wood products are highly superior to other raw and building materials as for ex. concrete, steel or plastics in terms of their ecological balance, sawmills are not perceived by society to be environmentally friendly companies. We are very concerned to counteract that by an exemplary attitude. We are buying our logs exclusively form sustainably and environment-friendly managed German forests. Sustainable forestry in Germany not only allows for logging, environmental protection and recreational activities at the same time but also secures the supply of raw material in the future - for only the same amount of wood is taken out of the forest that is regrowing at the same time.
Green Statement/Products: Every tree in the forest produces wood in the course of its lifetime. Apart from sunlight and the nutrients of the soil dissolved in water, it needs for that purpose above all carbon dioxide, CO2. Carbon dioxide, commonly known as a greenhouse gas, is largely responsible for climate change. While growing, trees are constantly extracting large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it as carbon in the wood. Additionally, oxygen is produced along the way, which is all-important for animal and human life.
Using wood from sustainable forestry, which is mandatory according to German Federal Forest law (Bundeswaldgesetz), is storing the greenhouse gas CO2 in wooden products, while new trees can grow back on the same forest area. This is an important contribution
to active climate protection.