17 August 2021 Sustainability

Track my Tree finalist in Sustainable Business Awards

NZ Panels Group is proud to be one of six companies short-listed for the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards - Communicating for Impact category.

The Track my Tree initiative offered under Bestwood is a unique program that offers complete transparency over NZ Native Veneer panels from the tree to the veneer press at NZ Panels manufacturing site in Auckland.

If you have a Track my Tree code for your NZ native veneer panels from Bestwood (or sister company Prime Panels), you can be confident there is a documented chain of custody from the source right through to our veneer press in Auckland.  This also includes a valid MPI permit for harvesting and GPS location information.

The Track my Tree code is printed on the invoice when a native veneer species is sold to a merchant or joiner.  It also appears as a printed code attached to the side of the veneer panel when it leaves our plant. It means you can trace the tree (or group of trees) that your veneer panel came from. By entering the code into the Track my Tree database on the Natural Veneer page of our website, you can:

  • View the location of the tree (or trees) on Google Earth
  • View the MPI permit that shows your veneer was sustainably sourced
  • See the source type of your tree i.e. windblown

Even if you haven’t bought our veneer, or don’t have a code, you can still use the search feature  to browse through all the New Zealand native trees we have tracked – filtering your search by species type. 

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