Gripsure and Sustainability



DOUBLE ISO ACCREDITATION

We are delighted to have been awarded ISO 9001, for quality management systems, and ISO 14001, for environmental management.

Quality and environmental sustainability are the two values that Gripsure is absolutely committed to. We have always been passionate about consistently delivering the highest quality products and service to our customers. In recent years, we have also taken great steps towards environmental sustainability, from working with sustainable FSC and PEFC certified timber to reducing waste. We have now taken this a step further by signing up to a commitment of becoming a net zero carbon business.



FSC® and PEFC™


Working in an ethical and sustainable way for the long-term benefit of the environment is at the heart of everything we do. And that starts with purchasing timber that is sourced from sustainable forests.

It’s why all our timber is certified under the industry flagship standards of FSC and PEFC.

Both PEFC and FSC are committed to achieving the same objectives: the certification of forests to credible, independently verified standards of responsible forest management. The two certification schemes operate a chain of custody process that traces material through the supply chain from the forest to the end-user.

We also create non-slip decking using new and exciting materials such as bamboo, Accoya and Kebony, which are more sustainable than hardwoods.



GRIPSURE: BACK TO THE FOREST


We decided to put the traceability of our timber to the test and find out for ourselves where our timber was coming from. We successfully tracked the Yellow Balau used for the 1300 metres of anti-slip decking required at the University of Amiens in France back to the Dwimajaya Utama forest in Indonesia. Over 120,000 hectares in size, this forest has been FSC certified since 2012.




WE'RE PLANTING A TREE FOR EVERY ORDER

 

We're excited to have partnered with Plant One Cornwall, a Community Interest Company local to Gripsure that we support by planting a tree for every order. We're passionate about supporting habitats and native wildlife, and we're even happier to be doing so within our beautiful county!

 



GRIPSURE'S TEAM DAY 2020

 

Covid-19 meant our 2020 team day had to be a little different from usual. In true Gripsure style, we didn't let that stop us from doing something positive for the environment. From our homes, scattered across the UK and France, we each completed a 5KM run as part of a virtual race organised by Earth Runs.

Earth Runs is an organisation based on two passions: promoting exercise as a positive action for the body and mind, and the environment. Earth Runs organise virtual runs for people to enter from anywhere in the world. Each completed race earns a number of trees. Earth Runs plants the trees in areas depleted by deforestation in a bid to reverse this damage and recreate habitats for thousands of species. To date they have planted over 3,000 trees.

We're proud to share that as a team we achieved:


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40.3

39

10,192

52

Miles

Trees planted

Living creatures supported

Humans-worth of oxygen

Gripsure Team Day 2020

Non-Slip Decking Bird Boxes

WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OTHER WAYS TOO!


Every day we work hard to reuse and reduce any waste from the business. All our paper, plastic and timber offcuts are recycled. We collaborate with local craftsmen who up-cycle our decking offcuts into beautiful and unique products. One of our favourites is the bird boxes that are sold for charity.