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.
Futurebuild LVL uses waste handling procedures to optimise recovery and manages the use of arisings whilst limiting waste. 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 as well as the development of markets for the downgrading of arising product for use in industrial applications including packaging. Peeler cores are typically reprocessed for use as bearers whilst downgraded product is reprocessed into products including fillet sticks and bearers as well as being on-sold for use in furniture as applicable. All waste product derived is assessed for downstream applications including bark for landscaping, boiler fuel and/or sold for use in wood fibre products.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD)
The CHH Futurebuild LVL 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.
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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® CERTIFICATION: RENEWABLE PLANTATION PINE
Futurebuild LVL sources logs from sustainably managed plantation forests and other controlled sources, and has the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification (FSC® C007103). This measure provides a formal assurance that gives Futurebuild LVL’s customers confidence about its sustainability credentials.
All Futurebuild LVL products can be supplied with a FSC certificate (FSC® C007103) if requested.
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The Futurebuild LVL range of untreated and H1.2 treated products have been issued Declare labels and determined to be Red List Free through the International Living Future Institute, and as such the untreated and H1.2 treated range can be used in Living Building Challenge projects.
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EWPAA FORMALDEHYDE EMISSION CLASSIFICATIONS CERTIFICATE
Formaldehyde Emissions for Futurebuild LVL products are measured as being less than 0.5 mg/L, classed as E0.
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CARTER HOLT HARVEY ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE WOOD & WOOD FIBRE PROCUREMENT POLICY