Certificates and Policys

Martinsons strives to engage in environmental and quality efforts that are continually being developed and improved. The company’s various certifications serve as important governance documents for development efforts. They also serve as a guarantee that Martinsons’ products have been produced in an environmentally-friendly way, with high requirements on both traceability and quality.

All of Martinsons’ facilities have been certified in accordance with ISO 14001. Many of our products have CE marking and two of our sawmills have lumber drying operations that have been certified by the Swedish Board of Agriculture. We are also able to deliver products that have been certified in accordance with PEFC and FSC® (FSC® – C107490), for traceability of raw materials.

Our certificates and declarations

Our policys

Environmental policy

Environmental work in our production of wood products must be preventive and lead to constant improvements in order to reduce our environmental impact, with the legal requirements set out in environmental and forestry legislation being our minimum target. Our timber organisation applies PEFC’s standards for forest management and traceability. We do not accept timber supplies from controversial sources, and in our forestry activities we must be proactive in our efforts to minimise any negative impact on the environment.

Responsible forestry We must take the same responsibility for nature and the environment as we do for our customers and the community around us.

Energy policy

We aim to make effective use of energy in our production of wood products and intend to maintain our high level of use of renewable energy sources. Our efforts to achieve energy efficiency should lead to continual improvment in the reduction of environmental impact, with established legal requirements constituting the minimum of acceptable standard. It is in the company’s interests that as much as possible of the work done to achieve energy efficiency is carried out as a part of everyday operations. This means that work done in conjunction with energy management is to be integrated with the environmental management system through:

– our choice of suppliers
– identification of directives and laws
– formalisation of our goals
– our choice of auditing

Policy statement wood sources

All wood delivered to Martinsons Group AB, shall be declared by supplier that wood sources exclude wood harvested from forest areas where traditional or civil rights are violated. This also excludes wood harvested from forests in Sweden in need of protection, that meet the National Board of Forestry´s definition of key biotopes and where felling is not recommended by the supervisory authorities. Neither do we use illegally harvested wood or wood from natural forests that has been converted to plantations or non-forest use.

Quality policy

Our products and services should maintain a standard of quality which meets the requirements and expectations of the customer. We aim to work in a way that creates the most pleasant experience possible for both our employees and customers. Our work both internally and externally should always reflect our concern with quality.

Social responsibility policy

Martinsons’ policy is to conduct business in a highly ethical manner in accordance with appropriate legislation. Our activities are run in accordance with current practice on the labour market where the provisions of collective agreements form the basis for agreements with employees. Martinsons cooperates and undertakes work environment management in such a way as to achieve a good and safe work environment for all employees and contractors. Martinsons recruits employees with excellent basic expertise, and staff development plays an important part in Martinsons’ staff policy. Relations with contractors are businesslike and are characterised by respect for each other’s roles. The majority of contractors employed by Martinsons must be companies with whom the company has a long-standing relationship. Only contractors that solemnly fulfil their commitments towards society, their employees, the environment and clients are employed.

Privacy policy (GDPR)

Processing personal data at Martinsons

The Martinsons Group and its subsidiaries collect and use personal data in their various different businesses. It is important to us that you feel confident about the way your personal data is processed. We process personal data in accordance with good practice and current legislation.

Each company in the Martinsons Group is the data controller, which means that the companies are responsible for how your personal data is processed and for safeguarding your rights.

Our customers

We process your personal data when you ask us for a quotation, because we have a legitimate interest in providing the quotation. If you buy our products or enter into a contract with us, we will process your data to fulfil our obligations as the other party to the contract. We will store your personal data while we have a reason for processing the quotations or because we need to comply with legal requirements, such as accounting legislation.

We sometimes use subcontractors to enable us to supply our products and services. As a result, they will also need to access your data or specific information relating to you as a customer. However, our subcontractors must not use your data for any other purpose than providing the service. They must always use the data in accordance with the terms that we specify.

Customer service cases

We process personal data as part of the management of customer service cases (including our chat function). These cases include questions, complaints and warranty claims. The data are processed to allow us to help you with your customer service case, which we have a legitimate interest in doing, and to fulfil our legal obligations with regard to complaints and warranty claims. We store customer service data relating to purchases and complaints for as long as we are obliged to do so to meet the requirements of legislation. Communications with our customer support team that we do not have to store to meet legal requirements are deleted when there is no longer a reason for processing them.

Newsletters and mailings

We process personal data in order to send out newsletters and marketing material via e-mail or post. These data are processed when you have chosen to subscribe to the newsletters or mailings or when we have a legitimate interest in sending direct marketing material to you. We store your contact details for this purpose until you actively ask us to end your subscription.

Visiting us and attending events

Martinsons will process your personal data if you visit us or take part in any of our events. We store your personal data for the purpose of managing your visit or the event. When we invite you to visit us or attend our events, we have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data. We only store your personal data while we have a reason for processing them.

When we obtain sensitive personal data (for example, information about special dietary requirements), we ask for your consent before processing them. If we order special food, your personal data may be shared with the relevant restaurant. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting gdpr@martinsons.se. However, please note that by withdrawing your consent you do not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before it was withdrawn. We will delete information about special dietary requirements after the event has ended.

Sponsorship and support

We process personal data as part of our sponsorship and support for organisations and associations. We do this to enable us to fulfil the requirements of the contracts we have entered into. We store personal data while we have a reason for processing them.

Visiting our website

On our website we use cookies and analysis tools to improve the user experience for our visitors. We process these data because we have a legitimate interest in providing the best possible user experience. You can opt to block these services in your web browser.

We use the following tools to improve the user experience:

  • Cookies– Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to visitors’ computers. Cookies allow us to analyse how visitors use our website. You can find more information about cookies here.
  • Google Analytics –We use this tool to obtain statistics and information about how our website is used by visitors. We analyse this information and use it to improve the functionality and user experience of our website. You can find more information about the service here.
  • Facebook pixel – This tool allows us to track and follow up our advertising results on Facebook and Instagram. These results are the activities that our visitors from these platforms carry out on our website. The service also helps us to target adverts and messages at people who have visited our website from Facebook and Instagram. You can find more information about the service here.
  • LinkedIn Insight– We use this to track and follow up our advertising results on LinkedIn. These results are the activities that our visitors from these platforms carry out on our website. The service also helps us to target adverts and messages at people who have visited our website from LinkedIn. You can find more information about the service here.

Rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation

You have the right to obtain information about how we are processing your personal data and which data we are processing. If you want to request this information, you must contact us. You have the right to request that any incorrect or amended data are corrected at any time.

You also have the right to submit a complaint at any time to the supervisory authority (Swedish Data Protection Authority) about the processing of your personal data.

Contact details for the data controller

Martinson Group AB
Burträskvägen 53
937 80 Bygdsiljum