ForestOne

Foundation Member

ForestOne Sustainability

Specifying Responsibly

We’re Australia’s largest independent distributor of plywood, timber, laminate and decorative surface materials for sustainable interior design. We are committed to ethical and responsible sourcing, promoting, and supplying certified forest products. While we often focus on aesthetics, performance and cost when designing and constructing buildings, beautiful designs do not need to come at the cost to the earth. Specifying responsibly means architects, designers and specifiers can reduce the environmental impact of building through careful material selection. They can also make informed design decisions that contribute to the health and wellbeing of all stakeholders in the supply chain. Responsible specification typically involves selecting ‘sustainable’ products and materials. However, in the current landscape, it can be challenging identifying products and materials that are good for the environment as well as people. Not all ‘sustainable’ products are created equal – few brands are truly committed to reducing adverse environmental and human impacts throughout the entire building lifecycle, and fewer still can back up such claims with verified evidence. As a natural and potentially sustainable resource, well-managed forests from which forest products are produced provide significant and measurable environmental and economic benefits to communities, regions, countries and consumers. Forestry, as the husbandry of these resources, encompasses the protection of biodiversity, maintenance of ecosystems, landscaping and watercourse protection, and also provides socio-economic benefits to local communities.

About ForestOne

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 100 - 500
  • Industry
  • Building Materials
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1879

ForestOne Sustainability Actions

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Circular Conservation

EGGER promotes sustainable construction and healthy living with their innovative wood-based solutions. The brand focuses on a closed material cycle, incorporating waste wood products in the production of their wood-based materials. They are committed to promoting sustainable forestry, ensuring compliance with legal and social standards, and sourcing from certified forests. They also continually improve the environmental performance of their production processes with a focus on new technology and renewable energy. EGGER provides full transparency with EPDs, environmental and health datasheets, sustainability indicators and product certification. They readily provide professionals and interested end-users with important information on the environmental and health aspects of their products. EGGER also report on their sustainability performance in their company’s Sustainability Report, outlining how they are meeting their responsibilities for their products, production, as well as for their employees and society.

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Sustainably Sourced

ForestOne is committed to sourcing, promoting and supplying forest-friendly timber and panel products. The wood used to produce DesignerPly and DesignerOSB are sourced where possible from renewable natural forests, managed plantations and/or recycled wood sources. ForestOne operates a Responsible Procurement of Timber Policy and holds Chain of Custody certification under the PEFC and FSC® forest certification schemes.

ForestOne Sustainability Commitments

2024

Holistic Recycling Programme

Implement a recycling programme to help facilitate a circular economy for all ForestOne products.

ForestOne Partnerships

About ForestOne

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 100 - 500
  • Industry
  • Building Materials
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 1879

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