We’re very big on protecting the environment and take great care to ensure the end user of our products are well looked after.
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Standard
This was the first environmental certification we received. The highly recognised standard specifies a process for the control and the continuous improvement of an organisation’s environmental performance.
ISO 14001 is an international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through dedicated technical committees representing approximately 150 countries around the world. Its purpose is to enable an organization of any type or size to develop and implement a policy committing it to prevention of pollution, compliance with legal and other requirements, and continual improvement.
The realization of this commitment will be a management system that recognizes and manages the primary environmental issues through awareness and assessment of applicable legal requirements, objectives for improvement, assignment of responsibilities, competent personnel, communications, procedures, controls and monitoring, emergency response capability, self correction and assessment, and internal reviews. These processes are to be based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.
View our ISO14001 Certificate here
Australian Forestry Standard Chain Of Custody Certification
We received our AFS Chain Of Custody Certification this year. As we are a manufacturer of timber based products this was a necessary move. This provides our customers with an assurance that the wood or timber based product specified for a fit out has been sourced from a sustainably managed forest and tracked through the supply chain to ensure it ‘maintains an unbroken chain of custody’ (as per the requirements of the certification).
There is an annual audit done to retain certification so we are commited in the long run to ensure that we act responsibly with where we source our material and how this is treated throughout the supply chain.
View our AFS Certificate here
Forest Stewardship Council Chain Of Custody Certification
This is the latest certification we’ve received. This ‘Chain of custody’ certification provides a guarantee about the production and source of FSC-certified products. The main objective of CoC certification is to ensure that material from FSC certified forests is tracked through the production and distribution process. There is a difference between this certification and AFS which needs to be carefully noted when specifying as FSC board is different to AFS. Like with AFS, we are auditing annually to ensure we are complying with the FSC requirements.
View our FSC Certificate here
Our internal ’Green Team’ review and report on our environmental issues monthly.
Raw material minimisation
Components, meterages and construction on methods are regularly reviewed for efficiencies and improvements.
Paper, plastic and timber waste from production and administration is collected for reuse, reprocessing or recycling.
All electrical and gas machinery, services and appliances are monitored daily to avoid waste.