Environmental Sustainability

An important factor of any new business within the timber industry is sustainability. Timber is a natural and renewable resource, with Parquetry being one of the most responsible uses of timber flooring due to its remarkable strength and ease of repair; only using what is required. A core belief of the Australian Timber Company is that we ensure every part of the tree is used; therefore leaving nothing to waste. Offcuts and sawdust are supplied to local businesses to be used for mulch and as a source of energy, thus ensuring we as a business are recycling efficiently.

The Australian Timber Company completely supports the fact that our Australian Forests are protected by strict State and Federal regulations and controls, which ensures that there is a healthy balance between longterm conservation and sustainable forestry management.

The Australian Timber Company predominantly uses timber supplied through Australian Forests therefore ensuring we are buying timber from certified and legal sources, which support sustainable timber harvesting and processing, making a positive impact on the environment.

Boral Timber products have full Chain of Custody Certification, which meets the Australian Forestry Standard, (AFS) AS 47072006. Boral Timber has implemented AFS Chain of Custody certification to support responsible and sustainable forest management in Australia.

Chain of Custody tracks a forest or wood product from its origin in a certified forest, through to its end use by the consumer. The ADT Chain of Customer certification verifies that Boral Timber products are produced from certified, legal and sustainable resources. As such, Chain of Custody is a tracking process that provides an environmental assurance standard for the sustainable use of Australia’s forest resources.