Where possible, we insist upon maintaining a certified chain of custody for the majority of the timber we buy. That’s why we’re so proud that more than half of our product range is PEFCTM (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified.
These awards are given to responsibly managed forests that respect the legal system, land usage rights and the rights of indigenous peoples and their workers, in addition to guaranteeing that felled trees are replaced with saplings.
These unique international non-profit, non-governmental certification systems represent some of the largest environmental movements in the world and we are excited and proud to be a part of them. This means that when you purchase an elka floor, you can be proud that you are choosing to furnish your home with one of the world’s environmentally friendly products: natural wood from a responsibly managed forest. For any timber that isn’t certified, we always ensure that it is from well-managed sources.
Modern Slavery Policy
Modern slavery is ‘a hidden crime that encompasses slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking’.
Modern slavery has no place in our business or supply chain and Unilin Distribution take a zero tolerance approach to it. We are strongly committed to playing our part in eradicating modern slavery and recognise the importance of transparency in driving collaborative action and the potential impact of the Act on reducing risks and incidence of slavery.
Our Responsible Sourcing Policy specifies our approach to ensuring our supply chain also adheres to the standards we expect and all third party manufacturing sites are subject to independent surveillance audits at least once per year.