The business activities conducted by Legit Forum reach beyond national borders, which means they impact the environment internationally. We try to limit that impact to a minimum by taking increasingly strict measures on various fronts. The sourcing of materials is critically analysed to limit the use of new raw materials and ensure the origin of materials. For example, for the development of Ecoplex (high-quality poplar plywood as a sustainable alternative for other wood types) we did not just look at the quality of the end product, but also where the material came from. Ecoplex comes from ecological forest plantations where trees are grown as crops, meaning no primary forests are harmed. Intercontinental products are avoided whenever possible by looking for alternatives of equal quality closer to the Netherlands. All this to reduce the CO2 footprint.
When it comes to power sources for production, logistics, and personnel transport, Legit Forum conducts an active policy. Buildings are made more sustainable by installing solar panels and making them more energy efficient. One of the ways we have done this is by replacing the fluorescent lighting with LED lighting and by installing solar water heaters.
Diesel cars are actively being phased out, as are the relatively high-pollution Euro-3 engines in lorries that are used for transport. Here we actively encourage electric cars as an alternative and we are purchasing lorries with Euro-6 engines. Through the implementation of high-quality transport planning software, the transport distance of the lorries is limited by about 6% of the total kilometres driven. In addition, relatively cleaner lorries are used for longer distances.
Waste separation is done actively within the companies of Legit Forum. Wood, metal, paper, and residual waste are actively separated. In addition there are residual flows of the plastic type ABS, which is processed in the cleanest possible ways by specialised waste processing companies.