James Jones & Sons says it has already improved its ‘green’ credentials after becoming the first UK timber company to receive BRE‘s Environmental Profiling Registration (EPR).

The company’s timber systems division was audited by the BRE over a 12-month period, in which the environmental impact of its production processes were independently assessed.

“The EPR enables us to provide the greenest possible credentials for the JJI-Joist,” said Brian Robertson, general manager for James Jones & Sons timber systems division.

“This will give architects and housing associations greater audited transparency when specifying environmentally-friendly and sustainable products.”

The profiling enables the company to identify improvements in terms of transport, energy use and recycling within the ISO 14001 environmental management system, due to be approved in 2006.

“Buying patterns and production processes have already been altered using the knowledge gained from BRE, in order to minimise even further the environmental impacts of JJI-Joist production,” said the company’s environment manager Steve Craig.