We will pro-actively manage the impact of our business on both the local and global environment by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement.
We will comply with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations and support initiatives that enhance, or protect the environment while actively seeking to protect resources, through supply management, technical development, reduction, re-use and recycling.
In particular our Flexibak product is made using the hardwood called “Rubberwood” (also known in some countries as “Parawood”) which is the standard common name for the timber “Hevea Brasiliensis”.
This species of tree has been planted for its latex over the past hundred years and plantations are now found in large numbers of tropical countries. These trees are usually excluded in forest resource assessments.
The rubber tree reaches its prime production in 25 – 28 years, after which latex production is no longer profitable, but the wood from such trees can then be utilised economically.
Rubber is a permanent tree crop generally having a positive impact on the environment. Intercropping under rubber trees is common, contributing to stabilisation of often degraded water catchments. When rubberwood is sustainably produced from plantations it substitutes for a wood supply otherwise exploited from natural forest.