Our commitment to the environment

Citizens of the world from day one

From the beginning, we at Silvadec have recognised the importance of societal and environmental challenges.

Going in Circles: Our Idea of Progress


Circular Economy Model:

Our commitment to sourcing raw materials responsibly has led us to invest in our own wood flour mill. silvadec fibres logo

In 2014, Silvadec Fibres was established, located near the largest sawmill in Brittany and just a few kilometers from our historic headquarters.

The creation of this short supply chain has enabled us to promote the recycling of sawmill products.

Thus, we ensure the traceability and quality of our raw materials while minimizing our carbon footprint.

This vertical integration is now the DNA of our group. 

We have chosen clean and local production and are very proud to support our local economy this way. 

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Our 100% Recyclable Composite*

Since 2016, we have offered an innovative recycling system for our boards: the Ecobox by Silvadec Program.
The principle is simple: we create new boards from our existing boards.

* at our production site

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Our Certifications and Labels

logo iso 14001Certification ISO 14001

We are an environmentally responsible company, and in 2014 we became Europe’s 1st independent manufacturer of wood composite, to obtain the certification applicable to environmental management systems,  ISO 14001, for our commitment to managing our environmental impacts (waste, noise, etc.).

Certificate of approval

logo iso 50001 Certification ISO 50001

Silvadec France has obtained ISO 50001 certification in 2022, the fruits of constant efforts, reinforced by concrete actions to reduce our energy consumption, implemented in 2021. SILVADEC is part of the restricted panel of SMEs with the double certification ISO 14001 and ISO 50001

Certificate of approval

MORE labellabel MORE

A sizeable proportion of the polyethylene we use is recycled. Since 2019, we have been awarded the MORE label “Mobilised for REcycling”, the first European label to highlight action by plastic-moulding companies to support a circular economy and to integrate recycled plastic in their production. 

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pefc logoPEFC certification

And let’s not forget our PEFC certification (European label providing consumers with a guarantee that wood or wood-based products bearing this label come from sustainably managed forests), achieved in 2011.

We are the 1st composite manufacturer in Europe to be PEFC-certified. Our suppliers are also committed to obtaining this certification. 

PEFC certification

fdesEnvironmental Product Declarations

In 2019, we were the first manufacturer to create an  Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for our composite deck boards and cladding boards.

The EPD is used to run a life cycle analysis for a product and evaluate its properties with regard to human health and the environment.

Why do we do this ? To deliver great performance with full transparency.

logo ademeSupport from the ADEME

This is why we have enjoyed support from the ADEME, which was behind us at the beginning and has since paid tribute to our involvement in large-scale projects, run along principles of circular economy and conserving resources.

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covVOC testing

Traceability and safety are among our core commitments: our products contain no toxic products (e.g. formaldehydes or PVC), and no heavy metals, and they emit very low levels of volatile organic compounds (A+ classification). 

They present no hazard for the environment or for your health. All our dyes are sourced from Europe. 

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Citizens of the World Since Day One

At Silvadec, from the very beginning, we have considered environmental and societal issues as major.

Silvadec wins the award for responsible and sustainable SME at the regional level in the 11th edition of the PME RMC trophies.

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Preserving the planet and safeguarding natural resources are challenges we must address today for tomorrow. We are committed to it!