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Wood Supply

Opal Australian Paper sources 100% of its wood from Victorian suppliers. We are committed to purchasing wood from sustainably managed Victorian sources. Opal Australian Paper is Chain of Custody certified to both FSC® and Responsible Wood (globally endorsed by the PEFC™) and we require our major suppliers to be certified to either of these systems. In 2018 Opal Australian Paper Maryvale purchased 1,654,142 tonnes of wood from the following sources.

Plantation wood

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™.

State wood

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 evalution against the FSC® Controlled Wood Standard in 2020.

Hardwood sawmill chips

Opal Australian Paper purchases wood chips from a number of Victorian sawmills, processing wood harvested from state forests. These chips are produced as a result of the sawmilling process.

Opal Australian Paper is dual certifed to PEFC™ through Responsible Wood® and FSC®.