Sustainability

In an age where climate change and environmental credentials are important community values, Hyne Timber is proud to manufacture products from sustainable, Australian grown plantation softwood.
Our Commitment
Hyne Timber is committed to the sustainably grown plantation timber production and supply in Australia. It’s renewable, recyclable, waste efficient, biodegradable, non-toxic and it locks carbon away. These environmental credentials secure our future and help to protect our environment for future generations.
Sustainable Development

For Hyne Timber, sustainable development is about ensuring our company contributes lasting benefits to society through the consideration of social, environmental, ethical and economic aspects in all that we do. Working through complex operational issues associated with our operations has highlighted environmental and social performance as a critical success factor for the Company.

Our aim is for zero harm to people, communities and the environment:

  1. We aspire to create a workplace that is injury and incident free.
  2. We seek to minimise and, where possible, eliminate our environmental impacts over time.
  3. Being preferred by employees for providing a safe, healthy and equitable workplace and caring about the communities in which we live.
  4. Being preferred by the communities in which we operate for our contribution to sustainable community well-being.
  5. Being preferred by our customers, suppliers, contractors – as a committed and reliable partner in delivering sustainable value.

Our emphasis on sustainable value means we have the willingness to invest for the future while ensuring we deliver value in the shorter term.

Make the right choice - build with renewable materials

Make sure that the wood you chose is sourced from certified plantations or forests.

Why Wood is Good

Wood is 100% sustainable:

  1. For each 1m3 of concrete replaced by a 1m3 of wood, 907kg of CO2 emissions is saved from the atmosphere.
  2. The process of manufacturing timber uses substantially less fossil fuel energy per unit volume than steel, concrete, or aluminium; meaning that timber has a very low carbon footprint.
  3. Since timber is a natural element, it is non-toxic and safe to handle. Even as it ages, it does not cause damage to the environment.
  4. Timber is renewable, recyclable, waste efficient, biodegradable, carbon positive and sourced from Australian grown plantations.
  5. Using timber in building construction can maximise Green Star energy ratings and carbon credits.

The environmental and psychological benefits of timber are outlined in Planet Ark's new report Wood – Nature Inspired Design, which details the importance of connecting buildings with the natural world through ‘Nature Connected Design’ (biophilic design) for a healthier and happier environment.

INFOGRAPHIC

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