Learn more about our Environmental Choice Certification
At Carter Holt HarveyTM Woodproducts we recognise our impact on the environment and are committed to developing our practices as sustainability becomes increasingly important.
When talking about wood products there are two important things to think about:
1) What level of formaldehyde is emitted from the product
2) Does the wood come from environmentally responsible forest management practices?
1) Formaldehyde Levels
CHH Woodproducts offers a range of products that meet low formaldehyde emission standards according to AS/NZA 1859.2.
The following products are available in E0 or E1 MDF substrate and E1 Particleboard substrate:
*Bestwood Ply available with E0 emission level
Green Star rating: 1 point awarded where it is demonstrated that all composite wood products is low emission formaldehyde - both E1 & E0 products fit this criteria
2) Responsible Forest Management Practices
CHH Woodproducts is progressively securing independent certification through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™). This certifies that products are manufactured from well managed forest resources, qualifying buildings to achieve a 5 star rating. FSC is available on CHH Woodproducts solid wood, LVL and plywood products however is not currently available in the Bestwood range of decorative products.
Green Star rating: 2 points awarded where it is demonstrated that all timber and composite timber products used in the building and construction works are sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified timber
3) Threatened species policy
CHH Woodproducts have a policy regarding threatened and endangered tree species.
CHH Woodproducts takes its lead from a publication 'The World List of threatened Trees'. This publication is issued internationally and lists species that are becoming threatened through different reasons. The publication is available via the following contact;
Once a species is published as threatened or endangered, CHH Woodproducts sell what stocks we have of this specie and then they will not be replenished. In rare cases, where documentation can be provided proving a resource from a particular source can be sustained, this may be revisited on a case by case basis.
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