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Our business and our products are closely tied to sustainability, but why is it important – both to the world, and to Accsys?

Demand is growing for environmentally-friendly alternatives in everyday life and in every sector of manufacturing. This reflects the increasing awareness of, desire for, and need for living more sustainably – not just with paper packaging, cardboard straws and reusable shopping bags, but on a grander scale too – the very fabric of our built environment.

A strong belief that we have a collective social responsibility to use and develop our technology to tackle climate change and prevent pollution lies at the very core of our business.

Our process turns fast-growing, sustainable wood into something as or more versatile, stable and long-lasting than either man-made materials or what nature provides. 

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Our products have a low or sometimes even negative CO2 cost for their life cycles, don’t become a toxic or non-biodegradable waste problem, and the source – trees – are actually renewable several times over within the products’ lifetime.

Our acetylated wood is much less susceptible to shrink or distort and is more resilient, and is completely recyclable just like normal wood. 

It is a nearly perfect building material for many uses.

It encourages builders, architects, consumers and specifiers to make sustainable building material choices – locking away carbon instead of using materials that create more emissions, or use more of the world’s limited resources.

In contrast to toxic, man-made and heavily carbon-polluting alternatives, Accsys’ wood products actually benefit the circular economy bio-cycle – making it a force for good in the world, and exceptionally appealing in today’s increasingly environmentally-conscious (and regulated) society.

Accoya® is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold. As part of that certification, our supply chain, production processes and procedures have been examined and scored on categories including: Material Health (Platinum), Material Reutilisation (Gold), Renewable Energy & Carbon Management (Gold), Water Stewardship (Gold) and Social Fairness (Gold).

You can find out more about the environmental accreditations Accoya® wood has secured on the Accoya® website, including C2C, FSC, Declare, Green Star, Green Label, Dubokeur and more.

Sustainability is a driving force in our markets, and in our purpose as a business, and we consistently secure the accreditations and certifications that recognise our contributions to a more sustainable world.