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. No trees are cut down to make our products , and at the end of its life our composite is 100% recyclable

Silvadec won the “Responsible and Sustainable SME” award at regional level in the 11th edition of the “Trophées PME RMC” awards for small businesses.

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logo ademeSupport from  the ADEME

This is why we have enjoyed support from theADEME, 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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logo iso 14001ISO 14001 certification

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.).

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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  2013.
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.

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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. 

VOC test report

logo label moreMORE label

A sizeable proportion of the polyethylene we use is recycled. In 2019 and 2020, we attained 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. 

Going round in a circle – that’s our idea of progress

Circular economy model:

Our vigilance about the origin of our raw materials led us to invest in our own wood flour factory. silvadec fibres logoIn 2014 Silvadec fibres was born, located near the largest sawmill in Brittany,  just  a few kilometres from our company's long-established HQ.
Creation of this short supply loop has enabled us to advocate recycling of the sawmill’s products.
This means we can guarantee the traceability and quality of our raw materials while minimising our carbon footprint.
This vertical integration is part of the DNA of our group today. 
We have chosen to engage in clean, local production, and are very proud of this contribution to our regional economy. 

Preserving the planet and safeguarding natural resources are challenges that must be overcome today, for the sake of tomorrow. We are committed to the journey !