Carter Holt Harvey’s commitment to the environment is fundamental to its business. From the use of plantation forests to promoting polices minimizing waste and emissions, CHH is proud of the sustainable base for its products.
Each facility has waste handling procedures to optimise recovery and manage the use of arisings whilst limiting waste. This starts with the use of only radiata pine sourced from sustainably managed renewable plantations. It includes the application of optimisation algorithms for saw patterns and log rounding to enhance finished goods recovery and development of markets for the downgrading of arising product for use in industrial applications including packaging. All waste product derived is assessed for downstream applications including bark, boiler fuel and/or sold for use in wood fibre products. The CHH Timber Kawerau sawmill utilises geothermal energy as part of its kiln drying process.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD)
The CHH Timber Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a demonstration of the continual focus and commitment to sustainability, through a science driven, independently verifiable process with standard methodology across all products.
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ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG)
Carter Holt Harvey has developed a new Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting programme. The company has focused on setting out what its stakeholders have identified as material ESG issues, how it manages, or plans to manage those issues, and key environmental indicators. In the future, Carter Holt Harvey will celebrate its ESG achievements and acknowledge those areas where it needs to improve, keeping on a path of steady improvement that will further strengthen Carter Holt Harvey in the years to come.
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FSC® AND SUSTAINABILITY ACCREDITATIONS
CHH Timber sources logs from sustainably managed plantation forests, and has the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification (FSC® C011498 and FSC® C021357). This measure provides a formal assurance that gives CHH Timber’s customers confidence about its sustainability credentials. CHH Timber’s products can be supplied with a FSC certificate on request.
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CARTER HOLT HARVEY ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE WOOD & WOOD FIBRE PROCUREMENT POLICY