As a family owned business, James Donaldson & Sons Limited has a strong tradition of doing business in a responsible way, and we can demonstrate the integrity of our business through our compliance and management systems.
To achieve the corporate aims and values JDS have adopted an Integrated Management System (IMS) approach, which combines all the internal business management practices into one system covering quality assurance, environmental, and health and safety responsibilities.
A Quality Assurance Management system gives confidence to the business and its customers that it is able to provide products that consistently fulfil requirements. Our Integrated Management System provides the framework to deliver customer satisfaction and to improve current levels of service to customers and other interested parties. These measurements ensure compliance with the international standard BS EN ISO 9001.
The backbone of our Integrated Management Systems is our Task Instructions. Task instructions exist for each individual process, operation or task, within the business. Task instructions incorporate the Safe System of Work, the Chain of Custody and Environmental Critical Control Points, the Quality Plans, and the risk/COSHH assessments. The task instructions therefore include certain processes and protocols to ensure compliance with our quality, environmental, health and safety accreditations and responsibilities.
Currently, all businesses work within our framework, with JDT and DTE externally audited. There certificates are available here:
James Donaldson Timber Limited CATG - ISO - 915
Donaldson Timber Engineering Limited CATG - ISO - 914
The Company believes that it has a responsibility to its customers, suppliers, employees, and shareholders to base its commercial activities on sustainable resources and without having an adverse effect on the environment.
Wood is nature's own material. As trees grow, they help reduce climate change by absorbing and storing CO2 away. Wood helps reduce climate change when it is used instead of other more energy-intensive materials (i.e. steel or plastic) or as biomass energy instead of fossil fuels.
Wood has obvious advantages over other materials: It has the potential to regenerate and is therefore renewable, waste can be reused, it can be recycled, is biodegradable and non-toxic.
We recognise that timber, as a building material is a truly renewable resource when properly managed.
We recognise that timber, as a building material is a truly renewable resource when properly managed. This was demonstrated back in 1995 when Neil Donaldson, our current chairman signed up to the Timber Trade Federation Forests Forever campaign for responsible sourcing. This is continued with our commitments to the following:
European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)
The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force in March 2013 and prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber on the European market.
All products supplied by all Donaldson’s Companies comply with the EUTR.
Crucially the EUTR requires companies placing timber or timber products on the European market (both imported and domestic) for the first time to implement a due diligence system, for example Timber Trade Federations Responsible Purchasing Policy
Timber Trade Federations Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP)
The RPP scheme is a verified due diligence systems in place to manage and minimise the risk of illegal timber in their supply chain. This system was developed from commitments to source from Environmentally responsible sources, made as far back as 1995!
Neil Donaldson, when Chairman of the TTF, was instrumental in making compliance with RPP a condition of membership.
Chain of Custody & Responsible Purchasing Policy
We fully endorse the requirements of all our chain of custody schemes, and have installed systems and procedures in place to meet the demands of the chain of custody requirements.
We recognise all our activities impact on the environment. Our aims are:
Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd was the first Donaldson Company assessed under ISO 14001 in July 2016.
The health, safety, and welfare of our employees, suppliers and customers is something we take very seriously at Donaldson's.
We are committed to ensuring that our products and processes allow our stakeholders to return home from work in the same condition they arrived. It is therefore our policy to do all that is reasonable and practicable to prevent personal injury, and to protect everyone from foreseeable work hazards - including the public.
The Company has a responsibility to:
Employees have a duty to co-operate with management in the operation of the policy by:
Each of our businesses have a proven record of exemplary service and the supply of only the highest quality products. As a trusted partner to the UK building industry our client’s expectations include stability of supply.
We have a Business Continuity Plan in place to minimise any event that could negatively impact operations such as supply chain interruption, and have processes and procedures to reduce the risk of these impacting on our business.
For many years, wood and wood products used in the construction industry in the UK have been covered by a range of International Standards. These provide designers, specifiers, buyers and users with assurance of fitness for purpose and performance. In an effort to reduce the technical differences between the different European countries, the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and CE marking were introduced.
What is CE Marking?
Since July 2013, CE marking has been a mandatory conformity marking for products sold in Europe. The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable CE directives. All construction products, including roof trusses, Posi Joists, structural graded materials, floorings, and linings are required to have a CE Mark.
Below are the CE documentation (CE Certificate, Declaration of Conformity, and Declaration of Performance) for products we manufacture. Our other products (i.e. I Joists, Chipboard flooring, Structural plywood) will have the primary manufacturers CE Mark detailed on the product.
ConstructionLine is a scheme, which collects, assesses and monitors your standard company information, and is the largest pre-qualification database in the UK and the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service.
Donaldson Timber Engineering and Nu-style Products are members, and their certificates are available
We will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery, human trafficking, or who’s activities breach the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We carry out an annual risk assessment and audit within our supply chain, and train our employees within the James Donaldson and Sons Limited Group companies to ensure that we comply with, and promote this act in line with current legislation.
Our latest modern slavery statement - Modern Slavery Statement 2017
We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, wherever we operate. We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.