Australian Paper proudly purchases 100% of our wood from local Victorian suppliers. We are committed to ensuring that all of our wood is from responsibly managed sources and that harvested areas are replanted and fully regrown.
Key to this commitment is our requirement for major wood suppliers to be independently third party certified to the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) through Responsible Wood, or to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). Australian Paper is chain of custody certified to both the PEFC and FSC® which are the two major global forest certification systems, and our preference is for major suppliers to also be dual certified.
Certification confirms that a forest is being managed responsibly. To remain certified, the forest manager must be regularly audited by an independent, third party certification body. These audits assess forest management practices against the certification standard.
The majority of our plantation wood supply is purchased locally from HVP, one of Australia’s largest private timber plantation companies.
Australian Paper sources managed regrowth wood from the Victorian Government through VicForests. These state forest harvesting operations produce high grade timber for local saw mills and low grade wood for paper manufacturing. By utilising this low grade wood, Australian Paper is supporting Gippsland’s sawmills and timber processing industries which produce high grade hardwood for flooring, furniture manufacturing and housing construction.
Australian Paper doesn’t own any forestry operations, and we do not accept any old growth wood in our supply chain.