Balcas were pleased to be recognised at the Fermanagh Herald Business Awards on Friday night, picking up Sustainability Strategy Of The Year.
Over many years Balcas has developed, and lives by, a robust and comprehensive sustainability strategy. 100% of our raw materials come from sustainably managed forests. This means that the forests are managed and certified for continuity of forest growth, and bio-diversity improvement and management.
Balcas generates all of its own energy; it is a major provider of renewable fuel for heat; and, its timber products for building lock up O2 for many decades. The use of world leading computer optimising technology, and constant energy use minimisation helps the continuous drive to eliminate waste.
Balcas was incorporated 60 years ago and has provided secure and quality employment to the North West throughout that time. Our wage contribution to the local economy in those 60 years is over half a billion pounds and if dedicated forestry, and service subcontractors are included this number is estimated to exceed £1billion.