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CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY PROFILE

Chain of Custody (CoC)

 

Parkside is a company who are proud be known as a sustainably managed organisation. The Hardwood timber resource used by Parkside to create such beautiful products, is primarily sourced from Government sustainably managed forest, while a small percentage of their resource is received from private log sellers who ensure the resource is legally managed.


At Parkside we also pride ourselves on ensuring our resource has a third party accreditation for chain of custody of resource. This Chain of Custody Certification (CoC) means the resource we use is only sourced from legal means, and ensures Parkside have a commitment to:


  • Planning and monitoring of sustainability of log resource
  • Adherence to all laws associated with the land of the resource
  • Considerations of the indigenous, community and the workers rights, beliefs and values
  • Ensuring protection of environmental and ecological values
  • Assurance of ongoing forest yields and sustainability


The Queensland and Federal Government have both supported the use of timber in building applications through the incentive program for timber organisations to gain CoC accreditation. Along with the internationally recognised third party accreditation, this support from the Australian Government proves Parkside meet both the Federal and International requires for timber sustainability.

An Environmentally Friendly Product

For decades different advocate groups have debated the legality and sustainability of the use of timber products.


Did you know that Queensland Hardwoods are amongst the most environmentally friendly building products?


Along with Parkside having CoC for their resource, timber is a naturally carbon positive product due to its ability to store carbon both during its growth phase, and even when it is processed into a building product.


Statistics show that in 2005, Australia’s overall green emissions were reduced by 10% due to the quantity of carbon stored by timber plantations and products within that year. If you’d like more information on this statistic or why timber is such an environmentally friendly building product please take this link, a fellow partner in advocating timber building applications.


You can click here to view our Chain of Custody Certificate.

FAQs about COC

 What is COC certification? 


    -  The chain of custody standard defines requirements for the process which allows a company to make     declarations on the content of certified raw material in sold products. The process requirements are supplemented by minimum management system requirements.

 

What is "Responsible Wood"?


    -  The Responsible Wood Certification Scheme is specially designed for forest managers in Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate economic, social, and environmental responsibility 


 What is the PEFC? 


     - The Programmefor the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes is an international, independent, non-profit, non-government organisation promoting sustainably managed forests through third party certification.


 Why are forest owners becoming certified? 


    -   To help implement best practice forest management and  avoid loss of biodiversity, erosion and degradation in the quality of forestry, local water supplies.


    -  Create awareness of illegally harvested products and reduce the trading of them


    -  Australian timber is competing with Malaysian and Indonesian wood, of which both countries have very high levels of illegal logging