Consumption and recycling
Steel is the most important raw material for Simpson Strong-Tie® carpentry joints and connectors. Our manufacturing facilities use approximately 18% recycled steel to manufacture our products.
Cardboard packaging, blister packs, pallet labels - almost all of the raw materials used to package our products are largely recycled, and we also agree with our suppliers to reduce their impact on nature and the environment.
Simpson Strong-Tie® works in part with printers who ensure that catalogues and other documents produced for us are made from paper certified by PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). These two certifications confirm compliance with environmental criteria for paper production and sustainable forest management.
Thanks to pre- and post-sorting carried out directly at our production facilities, we were able to recycle 95% of the waste we produced in 2013. This enabled Simpson Strong-Tie® to reduce the proportion of non-hazardous industrial waste (DIB) by 30% and hazardous products (DIS) by 50% in 6 years.