BORAL Timber has recently achieved Chain of Custody certification for its hardwood product range, demonstrating its commitment to securing a sustainable future for Australia’s natural resources.

Chain of Custody certification (AS 4707—2006) confirms that Boral Timber hardwoods are sourced from certified and legal sources and the company can prove traceability of its wood materials from the forest through to the sale of its products to customers. The Chain of Custody is linked to the Australian Forestry Standard.

What this means for architects, specifiers and designers is that by using Boral Timber hardwoods they are supporting sustainably managed timber harvesting and timber processing, which is vital for the long-term future of Australia’s forestry and wood product resources.

Furthermore, by specifying timber the industry is utilising the only fully natural and renewable building product available on the market today.

Boral Timber sources the bulk of its hardwoods from Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) certified forests — the only forestry certification scheme in Australia to have an Australian Standard (AS4708-2007). Specifically designed for Australian conditions, more than 95% of Australian certified forestry is AFS-certified.

The award of Chain of Custody certification to Boral Timber hardwoods builds on the two recently awarded Chain of Custody certifications for Boral Plywood and Boral Sawmillers Exports .