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Timberlink marks Day of the Forests with sustainable timber manufacturing

Following the recent pledge by the Australian Government and 16 other nations during COP28 in Dubai to enhance timber usage in construction, the Forest Stewardship Council says attention has now been drawn to the significant environmental benefits of timber. Source: Timberbiz

The FSC says timber’s renewable nature and role as a carbon sink holds immense promise for combating climate change.

However, responsible sourcing is paramount, with FSC certification ensuring timber originates from sustainably managed forests, safeguarding biodiversity and the rights of local communities and workers.

Embracing FSC-certified timber aligns with global sustainability goals, reinforcing the resilience of our built environment for future generations.

As we mark International Day of Forests on 21 March with this year’s theme of ‘Forests and Innovation,’ the FSC is celebrating its journey of FSC-certified engineered wood products and mass timber with Timberlink Australia, reflecting the innovative spirit driving sustainable forest management practices within the timber manufacturing industry.

The FSC says Timberlink’s dedication to transforming sustainably grown FSC-certified plantation pine into quality timber products embodies a fusion of environmental considerations and modern manufacturing methods.

Since securing FSC Chain of Custody certification in 2013, Timberlink has cemented its role as a staunch supporter of sustainable forestry.

With an estimated 80% of Australian detached houses built with timber framing and Timberlink’s advocacy for responsibly sourced timber, the company is helping to drive a shift towards sustainable construction practices and mitigating the environmental impact of urban development.

Moreover, Timberlink’s FSC certification not only validates its commitment to sustainable forestry but also assists consumers in making environmentally conscious choices that contribute to the preservation of global forests.

The FSC says Timberlink’s latest endeavour, a world-class facility in Tarpeena, South Australia, reflects its commitment to innovation and support for sustainable forestry.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, this facility heralds a new era of timber production in Australia, capable of producing NeXTimber Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) with efficiency and precision.

Beyond its technological prowess, the Tarpeena facility embodies FSC’s vision for a future where sustainability and innovation converge to create tangible solutions to global environmental challenges.

The FSC ANZ team was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the opening of the facility on the 29 February.

“We are well positioned to play our part in supporting the Australian government’s COP28 commitment to increase the use of timber in the built environment by 2030”, said Timberlink’s CEO, Paul O’Keefe.

The FSC says that as Timberlink continues to push the boundaries of sustainable timber manufacturing, its journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for industries worldwide.

It says that by prioritising sustainability, embracing innovation, and upholding the highest standards of responsible forest management, Timberlink exemplifies the transformative power of businesses committed to leaving a positive impact on the planet.