The Araucaria harvested and processed by Superior Wood at Imbil in Queensland is grown in plantations that are third party certified for sustainable forest management. Superior Wood also has Araucaria Chain of Custody Certification to the Australian Standard.
Responsible Wood Certification Scheme gives Queensland's timber industry the market advantage of a "chain-of-custody" tracking process for green labelling products as coming from sustainably managed timber resources when sourced from Repsonsible Wood-certified forests.
Chain-of-custody certification provides a mechanism to track timber or forest products from a certified forest throughout the supply chain to an end - user. Most international forest certification schemes have associated chain-of-custody schemes.
Having a chain-of-custody system gives purchasers the highest level of confidence that the timber they are procuring originates from certified sustainably managed forests.
Around 85 per cent of all timber processed in Queensland comes from certified forests, but at this stage only a small number of Queensland processors have chain-of-custody certification, and Superior Wood is proud to be one of the few.
Responsible Wood* are committed to protecting and promoting Australia's unique environments with standards that ensure a forest industry that is environmentally, socially, culturally and commercially sustainable.
We pioneered the development of certification standards for wood and wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests in Australia. Our standards provide guidance and accountability for forest managers, manufacturers and suppliers.