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Decorative Solutions

My customer wants sustainable materials. How to respond to their environmental concerns.

Our environmental policy.

Sustainability from a viewpoint of commitment and transparency..

There is an ever increasing awareness in society of the responsibility we all have to create a future based on sustainable development.

The construction industry is no stranger to this phenomenon and every day customers have higher demands in terms of environmental criteria. In many cases, requirements of sustainability can be determining factors when it comes to carrying out a project. Wood products have a very relevant role in preserving the environment and valuing natural resources. Both our environmental policy and our commitment to sustainability are a guarantee in this regard.

For both the designer and the carpenter and also the promoters this means having absolute confidence in being able to guarantee in a simple way the traceability of the wood materials used in their projects and of being able to comply with any environmental certification requirement that the customer may have.

With Finsa decorative wood products, end customers can be assured that they are contributing to preserving the environment.

The cycle of wood

 

The cycle of wood

1
Raw materials and reforestation.

2
Waste from other industries (sawmills, carpentry ... )

3
The board industry and energy recovery.

4
The product for the consumer.

5
Recycling of waste.

 

Sustainable raw materials

Wood is the essence of our industry, so we are fully aware of our commitment to the environment. For this reason, we are totally committed to the use of legally harvested timber in compliance with the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) EU No. 995/2010. We can also supply timber from PEFC and FSC® certified forests - certifications that ensure sustainable forest management. In addition, over 60% of the wood used in the manufacture of our products comes from recycled raw materials, such as sawmill waste, sawdust, shavings, residues from forest cleaning etc.

A clean industry

We are one of the cleanest industries: we generate more energy than we consume for the processing of our products. All of our production processes are optimised for maximum energy savings through cogeneration (the utilisation of the energy and heat produced by the factory itself) and to achieve a minimum level of waste. Also, the useless waste generated by our business and also material recycled from other industries is used to generate energy through our biomass power plants. We promise to provide clear and transparent information on the impact of our products on the environment during all stages of their life cycle through our Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) so that both the professional and the end consumer are aware of the ecological footprint of our solutions in wood.

Wood is a sustainable material and 100% recyclable which helps reduce CO2.

FSC® PEFC
CERTIFICATIONS
Wood from sustainable forests

The Chain of Custody certifies the route of the raw materials from the forest to the consumer/customer, including all stages of the process. In other words, it provides the customer with a guarantee that the products they buy are made with materials from sustainably managed forests. This guarantee is formalised through the PEFC and FSC® certificates, which relate to the manufacturing and marketing of products derived from wood.
FINSA promotes the use of wood from forestry resources that are managed in a way that involves responsible management and recycling, and is committed to complying with the PEFC/FSC® requirements, both in managing its own forestry resources and in the chain of custody of the certified timber provided by external suppliers.

EPD
TRANSPARENCY
Product ecological footprint

In 2011 FINSA, as part of its policy of innovation and commitment to the environment, became the first manufacturer of composite wood in the Iberian Peninsula to provide the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its products.
This is a public report that publishes the results of the life cycle analysis (LCA) of a product, validated by an external evaluator. It is therefore a tool to provide clear and transparent information on the impact of a product on the environment during all stages of its life cycle.
In the case of our products it confirms that wood is a material that maintains the GHG uptake throughout our production process. The EPD’s certify that the timber used in our solutions retains its positive properties throughout the entire life cycle.

CARBON FOOTPRINT BASED ON EPD’S
Any of our customers can calculate the value of the carbon footprint of their product based on the verified EPD of our products.
Self-declaration (Eco-label type II) with verified data based on the board employed under SP-00272 environdec.com

GBCe
LEED credits
Sustainable building

LEED®- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - is a system of evaluation and an international standard developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage the development of buildings based on the criteria of sustainability and high efficiency. This classification system establishes voluntary benchmark standards for sustainable building on a worldwide level. It rates buildings according to their sustainability.
The USGBC recognises the Spain Green Building Council as the sole representative of Spain in the LEED International Round Table and as a channel to provide all information about the American tool for building certification.
The FINSA materials are manufactured using timber from quickly renewable species and recycled timber, which helps them to earn LEEDTM credits in different areas:
• Content of recycled material.
• Regional material.
• Quickly renewable material.
• Certified wood.
• Low emission material.
You can find standardised records with the descriptions of our materials with these criteria in the GBCe Materials Platform for the Certification process (http://www.gbce.es/es/materiales/buscador).

EPD
COMMITTED TO LEGAL TIMBER
European Timber Regulation
(EUTR) EU No. 995/2010

The Finsa Group’s Policy excludes the use of:
• Illegally harvested timber.
• Timber harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights.
• Timber harvested in forests where high conservation values
are threatened by management activities.
• Timber harvested in forests being converted to plantations
or non-forest use.
• Timber from forests in which genetically modified trees are
planted.
The organisation controls the maintenance of documentation proving the origin of each of the items you buy. In addition, FINSA has a due diligence system for compliance with the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) EU No. 995/2010.

Reciclaje
RECYCLING
Easier to manage waste

The waste generated by the use of products derived from wood are easily managed through recycling points, urban collection points or through the recycling systems belonging to companies accredited for the recovery of wood waste.
Moreover, this process does not involve any cost to the company or the user.
Simple, convenient and free. This describes the system for managing wood waste. With the complete confidence that this collaboration benefits everyone.
Recycling and properly treating wood waste, we know that we help ensure that the endless cycle of wood is not broken and that the management of this raw material which is so valuable for everyone is more sustainable.