When you buy your kitchen from Davonport you can rest assured that you are dealing with an environmentally conscious company. Davonport furniture is all designed and manufactured in England using materials that are sourced from suppliers who match our commitment to the environment. We strive to minimise our ecological impact without compromising our high standards. Davonport is dedicated to minimising pollution, energy consumption and distribution overheads while also supporting local businesses. Wood is a great renewable resource and if managed sensitively the extraction of timber is not detrimental to the global environment. On the contrary, wood is organic, non-toxic, recyclable and biodegradable. Equally as important, making furniture from wood requires less energy than materials such as steel or aluminium, meaning less carbon dioxide in the environment. All the timber we use is sourced from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and our eco-friendly attitude means that we do not use any timbers listed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.When timbers that don’t meet our standards are specified, we will always suggest alternatives. Environmental awareness continues through each and every aspect of a Davonport design and manufacture, including a sophisticated extraction system that recycles off-cuts and collects wood shavings.These are then used to heat our factory, negating the need for fossil fuels. We continually develop our packaging and warehousing procedures to increase the content of recycled and recyclable material and have reduced our waste by 53% in the last five years. THE BIGGER PICTURE 12