Environmental Sustainability Statement

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Environmental Sustainability Statement

 

Hume Doors (Aust.) Certification

 

           

 

 

Hume Doors (Qld.) Certification

          


Hume Doors & Timber is committed to operating its entire business processes in an environmentally sustainable manner at all times. We embrace environmental awareness, protection and enhancement. Our goal is to be regarded as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen that practices environmental stewardship and provides our valued customer base with complete confidence that our products have been produced in accordance with applicable independent environmental standards.

 

Timber is from a responsible resource that is non-toxic, reusable and versatile. The continued growth and planting of forests aid in the reduction of carbon dioxide. The future of our products, business, industry and customer satisfaction is directly linked to the responsible management of the world’s forests.

 

Our manufacturing and distribution processes have been designed to minimise our environmental footprint by, among other things:

 

• utilising energy to its maximum efficiency

• subscribing to renewal energy sources (where possible)

• utilising recycled product (where possible)

• reusing and recycling by-products, packaging and waste material

• reducing the level of packaging and consumables use

• capturing, storing and using rainwater for our water needs

• maximise transport loads, thus reducing energy requirements

• organising our transportation routes to minimise energy requirements of our vehicle fleet

• providing reliable, long lasting products that are backed by a 5 year guarantee

• ensuring our suppliers of raw material products are accredited by appropriate independent, third party environmental stewardship programs including FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes), AFS (Australian Forestry Standard), etc and hold to the principles of and guidelines contained within these programs.

 

FSC® & PEFC™ CERTIFICATION

 

Our major door components have the following environmental footprint:

 

• Door faces are made from either PEFC or FSC mix sources, AFS or certified ISO 14001 materials.

• Door infills are made from PEFC or FSC mix sources or from reclaimed wood chips and AFS.

• Door stiles, rails and lock blocks are sourced from PEFC or FSC certified suppliers.

• Many raw materials are sourced from Hume Pine NZ Ltd which is FSC  approved (SW-CoC-000815).

 

Hume Doors & Timber (Aust) Pty Ltd is a certified member of the Forest Stewardship Council® (SGS-CoC-009377) as well as a member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (SGS-PEFC/CoC-1532).

 

Hume Doors & Timber (Qld) Pty Ltd is also a certified member of the Forest Stewardship Council (SGS-CoC-009405) as well as a member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (SGS-PEFC/CoC-1503).

 

The mission of FSC is to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. PEFC are committed to conserving forests and their invaluable biodiversity, and the communities and families that own, work and live in and around forests. Paper honeycomb core is manufactured from 97-98% recycled pulp (predominantly cellulose), or post consumer reclaimed old corrugated cardboard (OCC) materials. Environmentally appropriate forest management ensures that the harvest of timber and non-timber products maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes.

 

Socially beneficial forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits and also provides strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans. Economically viable forest management means that forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities. The tension between the need to generate adequate financial returns and the principles of responsible forest operations can be reduced through efforts to market forest products for their best value.

 

Hume Doors will not use, manufacture or market any product or service unless we have total satisfaction that it can be achieved safely and in an environmentally sustainable manner.

 

Hume Doors & Timber use adhesives that have been formally tested for formaldehyde emissions and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) as recommended by the Green Building Council.

 

 

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