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Sustainability

Britton's timbers are sourced from suppliers who identify environmental sustainability as a principle factor in any current or future operations in the forest products industry. Timbers are sourced principally from forests with international certification.

Britton Timbers sources all of its Tasmanian timber from the sustainably-managed and PEFC certified temperate forests of the north-west region of the state.

Britton Timbers is Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C113479) Chain of Custody certified for its range of imported timbers from Scientific Certification Systems - one of the world’s leading FSC® certifiers.

Sustainability is also achieved through compliance with the provisions of the Forest Practices Code and the Tasmanian Forests Agreement (TFA). "Any customer buying products from Britton Timbers or products manufactured from timber supplied by Britton Timbers and sourced from Tasmania’s public native forests, can do so in the full confidence that it is produced in accordance with the TFA".

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Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system whose standards seek to transform the way forests are managed globally (and locally) to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.
www.pefc.org

Australian Forestry Standard (AFS)

Promotes sustainable forest management in Australia's forests and is underpinned by the world's largest forest certification schemes, the European-based PEFC.
www.forestrystandard.org.au

Forest Stewardship Council Certification (FSC)

FSC Certification is a stakeholder-owned system for promoting responsible management of the world’s international forests. The FSC is a global, not-for-profit organisation that monitors standards for responsible forest management and practices and accredits independent third party organisations who certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC standards.
www.fsc.org

Fine Timber Tasmania

Fine Timber Tasmania Chain of Custody is an innovative and credible program that guarantees the exotic Tasmanian timber has been legally sourced from a sustainably managed forest and represents a responsible purchase decision. Guaranteed.
www.chainofcustody.com.au

Centre for Sustainable Architecture With Wood (CSAW)

A multidisciplinary research and education group that aspires to be a national leader in sustainable architectural design and building with wood.
www.utas.edu.au/csaw

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Directs investment into research and development projects that are vital to the expansion and innovation of forest and wood product-based industries.
www.fwpa.com.au

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