Timberlink Gains Dual Timber Sustainability Certification
Author: David Rowlinson
Timberlink believes in the legal, ethical and sustainable sourcing of timber and is a staunch supporter of the forestry certification schemes that provide assurance of this to the market. Timberlink’s three mills have held certification since the business commenced operations and following further investment in its Australian mills now becomes the first major sawmilling business in Australia to hold dual certification.
The organisation’s two Australian mills, Tarpeena in South Australia and Bell Bay in Tasmania, recently achieved FSC certification on solid wood. This is in addition to the AFS/PEFC certifications already held by the Australian sites, which the business intends to maintain, along with the FSC certification already held for woodchips. As a result Timberlink has become the first sawmilling business in Australia to hold both FSC and AFS/PEFC certification, something they are justifiably proud of.
Timberlink’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ian Tyson, explained that the decision to add to the company’s Australian certifications was made for two main reasons, “Firstly, we only ever use plantation grown Radiata Pine, most of which originates from FSC certified plantations. Secondly, market demand for certified timber has been steadily growing over the last few years, and we wanted to be able to meet our customers’ needs, be they for FSC or AFS/PEFC certified timber.”
Author: David RowlinsonMake it Wood & Make it Recycled Program Manager
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