Merbok & The Environment

All wood processing industries are reliant on forest resources, either directly or indirectly. Forest resources in the form of wood fiber provide the basic raw material for the manufacturing of MDF. Merbok utilises waste wood, sawmill waste and residual plantation logs that are harvested and replanted cyclically. Merbok is also engaged in its own plantation program through its highly successful small holder tree-planting program.

At Merbok we recognize that there is a growing need for environmentally sustainable buildings – not only the structure but also the furniture and fittings. Designers will need to consider and specify the source of materials and the impact of using such materials.

Particular attention has been paid to meeting and exceeding stringent environmental regulations set by authorities. The process has been designed so that all waste from the process is used to generate energy for the factory and wastewater is treated and reused for process requirements.

Merbok has recently been awarded FSCTM Chain of Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM and it ensures that the products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

FSC Forest Management certification confirms that a specific area of forest is being managed in line with the FSC Principles and Criteria and aims to avoid the use of wood products from unacceptable sources in FSC labeled products. A range of FSC Certified products are available form Merbok on request.

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