Preserving Our Future

Sustainability is integral to our core business values and it shapes the way we work across our operations in the UK and how we engage with our global supply chains. We aim to minimise the environmental impact of our products at each stage of their life cycle. We look to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions and services to our customers which promote circular economy principles, aiming for zero non-recovered waste. By recycling our own internal waste in all of our facilities, we also avoid generating landfill.

Recycling waste

Members of the YesRecycling national hardhats recycling scheme

Reusing as part of a Circular Economy

Designing low-carbon products that optimise raw material use and minimise waste. Collaborating to develop and implement innovative services to optimise the whole life use of the timber pallets and packaging we supply, across complex and diverse supply chains

Sustainable sources

Sourcing timber from legal and sustainable supply lines to fulfil our EUTR obligations through sustainable procurement practices.

Resource efficiency

Setting resource efficiency objectives to reduce our energy consumption and minimise all non-recyclable waste production from our operations.

Efficient transportation

Manufacturing and supplying from our national network of sites across the UK to ensure our products are available close to our customers and are transported in the most environmental, efficient and safe way.

Recovering energy

Reprocessing wood waste to fuel the biomass boilers that heat our ISPM15 accredited kilns.

Sustainable pallet recovery

The waste management hierarchy


Case Studies


Thanks to the scheme, over 100,000 sustainably sourced pallets have been repatriated, at least 5,000 fewer tonnes of virgin wood has been used, and transport miles have been...

Knauf Insulation

We are a major supplier of timber pallets to Knauf Insulation, and it was one of the first to sign up to our innovative pallet return service and reap the significant benefits. ...

Redesign for green success

Rose Building & Waterproofing recently joined B&Q’s award-winning ‘Green Pallet Scheme’. The scheme offers returnable pallets in bespoke sizes, made only from responsibly...


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