Sustainability


A successful and sustainable business is able to demonstrate sustainability as a source of differentiation and competitive advantage when it is able to deliver:

1. Top line growth whilst minimising bottom line costs.
2. Daily business practices that respect the science and minimise environmental impact.

 

Our fibreboard Pallites® play a significant role to ensure a sustainable packaging and logistics supply chain

Pallites® can help your Business to demonstrate sustainability as a source of differentiation and competitive advantage.

How can Pallite® usage deliver Commercial savings and Carbon savings to support your company’s growth whilst minimising costs?

1. Pallites are ultra light weight when compared with their timber alternatives yet very cost competitive.

This can deliver:
• direct cost savings per unit
• direct reduction in fuel costs and fuel usage
• reductions in freight carbon footprint

2. Pallites are robust, manufactured from recycled materials and 100% recyclable.

This ensures that your company’s daily business practices:
• minimise environmental impact, thus contributing towards a low carbon economy
• respect the science on climate change

Timber pallet market

What is the future outlook for the timber pallet industry?

“Wood fibre demand is forecast to increase dramatically in Britain in the next 15 years as Government policies and incentives encourage the
use of wood as a renewable energy source. The resulting imbalances between potential availability and forecast demand are projected across the major wood fibre sources in Britain. – These developments could result in significant supply and price pressures that would have major consequences for existing wood processing industries and for the future shape of the biomass energy sector in Britain.”- Wood Fibre availability and demand in Britain, 2007 – 2025 (John Clegg Consulting Ltd).

Issues impacting the new and used timber pallet market:

The New and Used timber pallet market is experiencing supply shortages and increased prices.

More than a decade of extreme wet weather events across mainland Europe has led to a resulting timber supply shortage, with buyers looking to the Baltic States for alternative supply.

In recent years the timber supply both in mainland Europe & the Baltics has declined putting pressure on UK mills, as buyers continue to look for savings and drive down costs for home grown timber.

Additional market pressure from the construction sector due to an increase in UK’s house building stock is creating competition for timber.