“Buying Responsible Wood certified and labelled products ensures that timber is Australian grown, manufactured, supports local jobs and is sustainable too”
Responsible Wood, managers of the Australian Standard’s for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707) is supporting the ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ campaign.
Launched by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) the new campaign communicates and promotes the many benefits of using renewable, locally-made timber framing products to build new Aussie homes.
Responsible Wood is a long standing campaign associate of the Australian Made Campaign and CEO Simon Dorries, drew strong parallels between the Australian Made Campaign and Responsible Wood’s certification scheme.
“The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown certification trademark is a true mark of Australian authenticity, recognised widely and underpinned by a third party accreditation system.”
“Much like the Australian Made Campaign, Responsible Wood forest certification is used widely throughout the Australian forest products industry.”
“The Responsible Wood trust mark demonstrates to customers and buyers alike that timber and paper based products are grown in sustainably managed forests and manufactured and sold through Aussie businesses,” Mr Dorries said.
The ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ messaging is linked to the successful ‘Timber Framing – The Ultimate Renewable™’ campaign but focuses on why buying Aussie timber framing at this crucial time is so important to support manufacturing jobs and the supply-chain’s post pandemic recovery.
The centrepiece of the campaign is a ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ website with testimonials from timber workers, and includes the opportunity to upload a photo and share your support. There are also links to the many reasons why you should choose renewable Aussie timber framing which include supporting local manufacturing jobs and communities; saving forests which do not enjoy the protection of sustainable forest management, being durable and termite treated; renewable and responsibly sourced; and stores carbon, just to name a few.
For more information about Aussie Grown and Made timber please visit the Responsible Wood website.
For more information about the ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ campaign please visit the ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ website.