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UK wood flooring manufacturer appoints Environmental Action Group

The Archwood Group, based in Chirk, near Wrexham, has appointed an Environmental Action Group (EAG) internally to advise it on how to increase the sustainability of its operations. The company manufactures wooden stair parts, decking accessories, mouldings and hardwood flooring.

The group is concerned about climate change and wants to reduce its carbon footprint. According to the Oswestry & Border Counties Advertizer, Sophie Peach, a Director at Archwood, explained why the company needs an EAG:

“The aim of the group is to ensure progression towards the wider business objectives and to ensure everyone is actively participating and driving environmental action across the business.”

Peach said that sustainability is a core value of the business that informs everyday decisions, and it has a long history of environmental concerns. In the 1980s, it worked with the Forest Stewardship Council to make sure that the timber it used was FSC accredited. The company wants to work with other brands that share their environmental concerns. It also works with a paint company to develop paints for its wood products that are low in toxins, water-based and carbon neutral.

Wood flooring in the Wirral and Cheshire areas is popular as consumers want a floor that both looks good and is environmentally friendly. Though wood is a natural product, energy is required to manufacture wood flooring. Many manufacturers are developing renewable energy sources that reduce carbon emissions. Wood flooring planks made from timber that is sourced from sustainable forests will last for decades and can be recycled at the end of their life.

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