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SUSTAINABILITY

LDCwood’s ThermoWood® is made from fast-growing tree species from sustainably-managed forests.
The 100%-natural production process, without the use of chemicals, improves the timber’s quality until it acquires the same hard-wearing properties as hardwood.
As a company, LDCwood is taking a step further in the area of sustainability. LDCwood has been carbon-neutral since 2021, and its climate strategy will positively impact its carbon footprint in the years to come.

SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES

All the timber that LDCwood uses for its timber preservation process comes from sustainably-managed forests.

In that way, LDCwood supports partners taking a socially responsible approach to manage their forests. Sustainable forest management goes beyond selective felling trees and replacing every tree felled. Environmental, social, and economic aspects must also be respected. This includes water management, proper working conditions, and fair profitability to benefit those involved.

By choosing timber products with an FSC®, PEFC or OLB claim, you are helping to ensure sustainable management of the world’s forests.

NATURAL PRODUCTION PROCESS

LDCwood’s ThermoWood® is the result of a timber preservation technique that uses only water, steam, and heat.

Its 100%-natural process is based on the Finnish model that uses heat, water, and steam. The thermal modifications increase the timber’s durability and improve its quality without adding chemicals.

The 7500 L of water, required per production run comes from 6 Tubao buffer tanks. They collect rainwater from the roofs on our site and can buffer up to 900,000 L of water.

ISO 14001-CERTIFIED

LDCwood complies with ISO 14001. We systematically consider the environmental impact of our operations. For example, we handle waste streams with care and use resources more efficiently.

CARBON NEUTRAL

As part of the Paris Agreement, 195 parties committed to keeping the rise in the global average temperature to well within 2°C above the pre-industrial level and continuing their efforts to contain the rise in temperature to 1.5°C.

To achieve this goal, we must reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible and reach a balance between anthropogenic emissions and removals (i.e., carbon neutrality) by the second half of this century.

The audit by the independent climate consultancy CO2logic and the certification body Vinçotte identified the full extent of our carbon-emissions (Scope 1+2), as well as a significant proportion of the relevant Scope 3 emissions, i.e., commuting, business trips, waste processing, paper procurement, and indirect Scope 1+2 emissions.

We offset our unavoidable residual emissions by supporting two CO2logic-certified climate projects:

Uganda Water Project (‘Gold Standard’ certified water project)

Forestry Zambia Project (‘Verified Carbon Standard’ certified forest project)

OUR EFFORTS IN RECENT YEARS TO REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT HAS ALREADY EARNED US CARBON-NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION IN 2021.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

No sustainable views without a clear strategy. In future years, we shall remain committed to making our products even more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Facade cladding

A ThermoWood® facade as a sustainable eye-catcher.

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Decking boards

Your decking in harmony with the garden with ThermoWood®.

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Rough sawn ThermoWood®

Choose from a broad range of unplaned ThermoWood®.

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Rough sawn ThermoWood®

Fire-retardant

The ThermoWood® fire-retardant treatment ensures that your project meets the required reaction-to-fire rating.

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Tailor-made

Looking for a unique timber profile for your project? We have solutions for any requirement

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