Carter Holt Harvey’s commitment to the environment is fundamental to its business. From the use of plantation forests to promoting polices minimizing waste and emissions, CHH is proud of the sustainable base for its products.
CHH Plywood uses waste handling procedures to optimise recovery and manage the creation of arisings. This starts with the use of only radiata pine sourced from sustainably managed renewable plantation and includes the application of optimisation algorithms for veneer peeling to enhance finished goods recovery.
CHH Plywood has been actively involved in the development of markets for the use of downgraded arising product for use in industrial applications including packaging whilst peeler cores are often reprocessed for use as bearers. All waste product derived is assessed for downstream applications including bark for landscaping, boiler fuel and/or sold for use in wood fibre products.
Formaldehyde Emissions for CHH Plywood products are measured as being less than 0.5 mg/L, classed as E0.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD)
The CHH Ply Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a demonstration of the continual focus and commitment to sustainability, through a science driven, independently verifiable process with standard methodology across all products.
ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG)
Carter Holt Harvey has developed a new Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting programme. The company has focused on setting out what its stakeholders have identified as material ESG issues, how it manages, or plans to manage those issues, and key environmental indicators. In the future, Carter Holt Harvey will celebrate its ESG achievements and acknowledge those areas where it needs to improve, keeping on a path of steady improvement that will further strengthen Carter Holt Harvey in the years to come.
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FSC® AND SUSTAINABILITY ACCREDITATIONS
CHH Ply sources logs from sustainably managed plantation forests, and has the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification (FSC® C012019). This measure provides a formal assurance that gives CHH Ply’s customers confidence about its sustainability credentials. CHH Ply’s products can be supplied with a FSC certificate on request.
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The CHH Plywood range of untreated products have been issued Declare labels and determined to be Red List Free through the International Living Future Institute, and as such the untreated range can be used in Living Building Challenge.
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CARTER HOLT HARVEY ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE WOOD & WOOD FIBRE PROCUREMENT POLICY