Minster Insulation and Dry Lining has gained Chain of Custody certification.

Minster adopts Chain of Custody with pride

Published:  23 October, 2013

Minster Insulation and Dry Lining has demonstrated its commitment to being a sustainable business operation by gaining Chain of Custody (CoC) certification.

CoC is the paperwork flow through the chain, from the forest to the final retailer, which proves that the timber product is derived from well-managed forests.

Organisations wishing to become CoC certified must meet clear requirements in product traceability, storage and handling, invoicing, and record keeping.

All of Minster’s branches can ensure that all supply chain links have an audited CoC process. In addition, all certified timber products supplied by Minster can be identified and tracked, providing a traceable guarantee that the product comes from a legal and well managed source.

As part of a wider sustainability strategy, Minster is dedicated to purchasing timber materials from responsibly managed sources, which positively participate in the protection of biodiversity.

Gaining CoC reaffirms Minster’s standing as a responsible distributor that takes on board the interests of its stakeholders, customers and employees.

Chris Whitlock, managing director of Minster Insulation & Dry Lining, said: “We’re continuing to work towards minimising any impact we have on the environment, from the levels of waste within our business, to everything we send to our customers’ sites.”

With a clear focus on minimising its environmental footprint, Minster will continue to take an informed approach to ensuring responsible procurement and sales. A positive sustainability profile is fast becoming a prerequisite for many business partnerships, as many contractors will only work with CoC certified distributors. Certification for Minster will now maximise opportunities to secure further contracts and build lasting partnerships.

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