Opal Australian Paper is committed to purchasing wood from responsibly managed sources. We source 100% of our wood from Victorian suppliers. We are Chain of Custody certified to both FSC® and Responsible Wood (globally endorsed by the PEFC™) and require our major suppliers to be certified to either of these systems.
The majority of Opal Australian Paper's plantation wood supply is purchased locally from HVP, one of Australia's largest private timber plantation companies. HVP is dual certifed to FSC® and PEFC™.
Opal Australian Paper purchases regrowth wood from VIcForests, a state-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvesting, regrowing, and commercial sale of timber from public forests. VicForests is PEFC™ certified and is preparing for an evaluation against the FSC® Controlled Wood Standard in 2020.
Hardwood sawmill chips
Opal Australian Paper purchases hardwood chips from Victorian sawmills producing sawn timber for a wide range of end markets. These chips are produced as a by-product of the sawmilling process.