For as long as James Jones has been in existence, looking after the environment has been a fundamental part of our business. From the tracks in the forests where we harvest our log supplies, to the advanced drainage systems in place at our Lockerbie site, we have pioneered new systems and processes to minimise the impact we make. In the forests our Active Tyre Control allows drivers to vary the tyre pressure on the log hauling trucks, thereby reducing damage to the road surface. Our Aboyne Mill is located on the banks of the River Dee, one of Scotland's greatest salmon rivers, and where we work with SEPA to ensure we do nothing that could harm the salmon and the river itself. At Lockerbie our drainage and reed bed filtration system ensures that the run-off water we put into the River Annan is actually cleaner than the river itself.
We were one of the first UK timber companies to start using biomass as a heatsource for our drying kilns, greatly reducing our carbon emissions and thus enhancing the carbon accounted data we are able to supply for everything we produce.
We were the first UK timber company to receive full ISO 14001 accreditation for our environmental processes, a certification that gives our customers complete peace of mind that ordering timber from James Jones is an environmentally safe choice.
We were the first timber company in the UK to be awarded the International Environmental Standard ISO 14001 for both harvesting and processing operations.