ARTISANS OF WOOD
We are a family business with a vocation and love for wood. Since its founding in 1960 on the outskirts of Sigüenza (Guadalajara) by Mariano Hervás, we have been characterized by our innovative spirit and great respect for nature.
Throughout five decades, we have introduced the most modern industrial techniques for the treatment of wood thanks to our commitment to R&D, but without ever forgetting the artisan essence that is kept alive in the family.
In 2003, we became the first Spanish company to receive the Forest Products Chain of Custody Certification (PEFC), which verifies that the wood comes from sustainable forests. This environmental commitment was again reinforced in 2015 with the obtaining of the FSC certificate.
Currently Pedro and Javier Hervás, the founder’s sons, are the directors of the company. Our firm has become one of the leading national brands in parquet production, as well as one of the leading companies in the sector. In our business philosophy, the innovative spirit and deep respect for nature stand out, thus instilling in its suppliers the defense of sustainable forest management.
Our main is to use the most modern techniques without losing the essence that defines us, the artisan work. As a result of this vocation in innovation and development of new products, in MH Parquets y Tarimas we elaborated, in 2009, the first collection of signature pavements, together with the renowned designer and trendsetter Joan Lao.
Left-right: Pedro, Mariano and Javier Hervás. Two generations at the helm of MH
Traditional manufacture of parquets and wood coatings in Sigüenza (Guadalajara)
For more than five decades, at MH Parquets y Tarimas we have been incorporating the most modern industrial wood treatment techniques, making substantial investments in R&D, but without forgetting the essence and craftsmanship, infused by Mariano Hervás, our founder .
Today we are a leading company in Spain in the manufacture of parquet flooring and coatings, which combines efficiency and international projection from the province of Guadalajara.
Wood from sustainable management forests is the ideal material for construction, interior design and decoration, since it is a natural, ecological and renewable product. Unfortunately, not all the wood that surrounds us comes from responsibly controlled forests. For decades, large forest areas of the planet have been deforested and felled indiscriminately, causing serious environmental imbalances and a significant decrease in CO2 fixation, due to the lower amount of afforestation on the planet.
The certification is a process that gives rise to a written declaration that accredits the origin of the unprocessed wood and its situation and / or its characteristics, after validation by an independent third party. The purpose of the certification is that those who adopt it can contrast their forest management practices with the stipulated standards and verify their compliance.
We respect the environment with certificates at national and international level. These certificates are:
Forest Administration Council (FSC): Sustainable consumption of wood, paper or other forest derivatives. It is also used to demonstrate sustainable forest management.
Pan-European Forest Certification System (PEFC): System for the voluntary promotion and certification of sustainable forest management. The main objective of the PEFC Forest Certification is to promote the Sustainable Forest Management of the forest masses, as it is an environmentally friendly, socially beneficial and economically viable management.
Custody Chain Certification is the mechanism that verifies that the wood used by the processing industry comes from forests managed according to sustainability criteria. It constitutes the post-certification stage of Sustainable Forest Management and is a necessary procedure to know the origin of the product we are buying.
The audit is performed by an auditor or team of auditors independent of the PEFC System, since this is not an entity of accreditation or certification. This auditor will be the one who verifies the origin of the wood used and its subsequent passage through the processing industries. The accreditation of the entities responsible for carrying out this certification in the Spanish State is carried out by ENAC, National Accreditation Entity, recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Sustainable development is our philosophy, being wood as a natural resource the raw material par excellence that ensures the quality of the products we manufacture. Therefore, we commit and guarantee the traceability of purchased raw materials, encouraging the consumption of products from forests with sustainable forest management.
We seek the satisfaction of our customers, providing them with the products they require with the quality that characterizes us after years of experience. We are always at the forefront of design and innovation, adapting to new markets and based on the needs of our customers, considering the expectations of all interested parties as an essential part of our activity.
We apply our best efforts to avoid the trade and purchase of illegally harvested timber, extracted in violation of traditional and civil rights, harnessed in forests whose high conservation values are threatened by management activities, harnessed in forests that are becoming non-forest plantations or uses, as well as wood from forests with genetically modified trees.
The global responsibility and authority regarding the Custody Chain implemented in MH Parquets rests with JAVIER HERVÁS CUEVAS, as manager of this company.
Respect for the environment means that from MH Parquets we promote pollution prevention and compliance with the requirements, both legal and assumed by the company. To do this, we motivate and sensitize the personnel who perform their different functions in our business centers.
Likewise, at MH Parquets we assume the responsibility of complying with social and safety at work commitments based on the ILO Declaration. That is, free association and election of labor representatives, not making use of forced labor, not hiring workers below the legal minimum age, betting on equal opportunities and treatment of workers and monitoring and controlling that working conditions Do not compromise the safety or health of your workers..
The development of our management is carried out with the principle of continuous improvement, so that the permanent analysis of information and feedback with customers are essential pillars for the company.
For the correct management and recognition of third parties, in MH Parquets we have implemented management systems according to international standards, integrated in the daily work of the company.
Sigüenza, may, 8 of 2017
Javier Hervás Cuevas
Leaders in the manufacture and distribution of parquets and wood coatings