As part of their Corporate Social Responsibility and commitment to the environment, Harvey Shopfitters set up Westwoods who have initiated, financed and sponsored a number of sustainability projects aimed specifically at improving woodland management, increasing the supply of British timber and improving the quality of British woodfuel products.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, offering knowledge, experience and advice to the woodfuel industry and Government bodies with the objective of encouraging sustainable woodland management and helping woodfuel suppliers and producers to meet the quality certification standards for woodfuel.
Grown in Britain
Westwoods works in close partnership with Grown in Britain and provide funding plus technical and administrative support.
Westwoods set up the Woodsure certification scheme to increase the quality of woodfuel by providing woodfuel consumers with a nationally recognised woodfuel quality assurance scheme. Woodsure is now incorporated and administrated by HETAS, the official body recognised by the Government to approve biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services.
Working with Government bodies
Westwoods have extensive experience in the woodfuel industry and constantly evolve to keep pace with this rapidly developing sector and we work with and advise Government bodies in all aspects of the woodfuel industry.
Westwoods supports sustainable woodland-management and aims to increase the supply of British timber destined for use by local people and businesses. The timber extracted can be used to heat our homes, to construct new buildings or for retailers to create wood products that shape our everyday lives.
We work closely with and support Grown in Britain to improve our woodlands for the environment, people, wildlife and our local economies.
Westwoods can provide advice, knowledge and experience in best practices and operational models in Sustainable Woodland Management and advise on how to bring woodlands back under management. An important element of this is the Woodland Management Plan and Westwoods are working closely with the Forestry Services to improve the process and approval for Woodland Management Plans by making them simpler, easy and quicker to prepare.
Sustainable Woodland Management and Timber October 17th, firstname.lastname@example.org
Westwoods were responsible for initiating and implementing a woodfuel Certification scheme to check, test and ensure that suppliers and products meet the internationally recognised standards for wood fuel quality and the requirements that boiler manufacturers and installers specify. This scheme is now administered by HETAS
Advice on Certification
Westwoods staff now advise HETAS on Woodfuel Quality Standards and Best Practices for producers and suppliers to ensure that their woodfuel meets these Quality Standards consistently and reliably.
Woodfuel Quality Certification November 1st, email@example.com