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Forest Friendly

Duroply is known as the forest-friendly company because we have relentlessly raised the bar of sustainable environment management by implementing world class systems and processes to mitigate our impact on the environment.

Due to our efforts, we are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for responsible management of wood based products and also ISO 14001 Certified for environmental management.

Duroply Industries Limited is committed towards procuring the finest raw material that must be from legal and sustainable sources. This includes procuring timber that has reached its maturity, source of origin is known, and must come from forests or plantations that are Substainability managed.

As part of our FSC certification, we are committed to avoid sourcing of wood and veneer that is:

  • Illegally harvested
  • Harvested in violation of traditional or civil right
  • Harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by the management activities
  • Harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest uses
  • From forests in which genetically modified trees are planted

Moreover, almost all required energy can be generated from wood residues, coming out of the plywood manufacturing process. These residues consist of bark, sanding dust, etc., which are not fit for the final product. The burning installations are highly integrated in the overall process of plywood production. By utilizing waste wood we avoid usage of other fossil fuel to run our factory such as Gas or Coal.

It is to be noted that Wood is one of the most eco-friendly materials that we have. To grow wood, it takes a short time (10-50 years), sun, water and soil. Wood is also a CO2-neutral material. Not only standing trees, but also timber products, like PLYWOOD, act as a CO2-sink. Plywood is light and requires little energy for processing. In addition, wood based products are good insulating material thereby can reduce the cooling and heating requirements and save energy costs.

Responsibility

At Duro we are committed to always have a positive impact on everyone in our chain.

Low Emission Products

All Duro products have low formaldehyde emission levels and confirm to minimum E-1 grade. Formaldeyde is used in the resin for manufacturing of our products and is known to be hazardous to humans if exposed to a large amount. All our products conform to E-1 grade which is the minimum requirement for product to not be harmful to humans. Thereby we ensure that we do not harm our factory team, the carpenters and contractors, and the end home user.

OHSAS 18001 Certified

We have a stringent safety management protocol in place to ensure the health and well-being of all our team members working in our factories. This includes but is not limited to having first aid kids on site, safety training, fire safety, tie up with local community hospitals to provide essential care etc. As a result, we are OHSAS 18001 certified.

As a responsible corporate citizen, Duroply Industries Limited is committed to fostering mutually beneficial relationships with the communities in which it operates, not only within the context of the law of the host jurisdiction but also within the confines of policies that cover all facets of good corporate citizenship. Our employees are encouraged to play an active role in community affairs.

Did you know ?

  • 01 That no forest is destroyed to harvest wood used for decorative purposes?
  • 02 That only a few trees have the properties necessary for their wood to be used for decorative purposes?
  • 03 That for this reason only a very small portion of timber harvest (1-5%) can be made into veneer and only slightly more into lumber?
  • 04 That ten percent of today's forest area would be enough to meet the worldwide demand for timber (including paper production)?
  • 05 That more than half of the wood harvested in the world is burned to generate energy?
  • 06 That the forested area in most industrial countries is growing, especially in the hardwood forests of North America and Europe, and that less timber is cut than what grows back?
  • 07 That each tree absorbs an average of six kilograms of CO2 from the atmosphere each day and thus makes a decisive contribution to protecting the climate?
  • 08 That wood retains its ability to bind CO2 even after being used in homes and buildings?
  • 09 That every cubic meter of lumber has drawn a quarter of a metric ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere?
  • 10 That managed forests, thanks to their high proportion of young, strong, growing trees, enable CO2 to be extracted?
  • 11 That an old, unmanaged forest produces as much CO2 through processes of decomposition and decay as it stores, and that therefore an unmanaged forest contributes nothing to reducing global CO2?
  • 12 That processing wood requires smaller amounts of fossil fuels than processing other materials such as steel and concrete, and thus releases far less CO2?
  • 13 That making one cubic meter of aluminium releases 22 metric tons of CO2, compared to 0.015 metric tons for sawn timber?
  • 14 That processing wood produces no waste, it in fact produces reusable by-products