Alhambra is committed to the preservation of the environment whilst going about its daily tasks.
It is not a matter of image but a need for survival as our main raw material is wood and our future depends on the sustainability of the world’s resources.
Wood suppliers. All our wood suppliers are companies with a proven track record with most of them committed to reforestation. Depending on the origin of the woods every supplier abides by set rules. For instance our Indian Rosewood is obtained through public government auctions and the trunks are then cut up at source. Another example is our Ebony supplier who must contribute annually a percentage of his turnover to the government who then allocates it for reforestation.
How to minimize the waste and optimize the best use of woods. We always try to take full advantage of the options available for the maximum usage of the wood we buy. For that reason, our policy is present in several points:
- Regulations in these countries insist that the wood is cut to specification before it is exported thus ensuring the country’s own promotion and development.
- As we have a wide range of models, this makes possible to classify the woods in accordance with their qualities.
- Suction System. The manufacturing of briquettes is a by-product. This is where the surplus wood and dust is condensed into cylindrical pieces and is often used by bakers for their ovens or in Alhambra’s case as a form of central heating during the winter.
- Supplying craftsman. Sometimes we supply fine pieces of wood (ebony, Indian rosewood etc) to craftsman.