Origins of the Woodsure scheme.
Woodsure emerged from the experience of Harvey Shopfitters Limited when the company undertook a project to process timber offcuts from its extensive workshop, fit-out and construction activities into shredded woodfuel to be provided as a free resource to schools.
During the course of this project it became apparent that the broader woodfuel industry, together with its growing market of clients, would benefit from a nationally recognised and authoritative quality standard that was comprehensive and rigorous, yet one that could be implemented without placing an undue administrative burden upon producers and suppliers.
Moreover, such a scheme would be a valuable focus for providing information, guidance and advice to woodfuel producers and suppliers, enabling them to improve their product, while encouraging greater consistency across the sector.
To fulfil this need Harvey Shopfitters set up the Woodsure scheme, wholly funding its formation and development, and continuing to meet its operating costs to date, as part of the company’s environmental commitment.
Woodsure is now a wholly owned subsidiary of HETAS.