Environmental Commitment

For many years we have held a deep commitment to maintaining manufacturing processes which are both efficient and environmentally friendly. There is virtually zero waste in our manufacturing processes, from sawmilling pine timber through to board manufacture and melamine laminating.

For many years we have held a deep commitment to maintaining manufacturing processes which are both efficient and environmentally friendly. There is virtually zero waste in our manufacturing processes, from sawmilling pine timber through to board manufacture and melamine laminating.

We were the first particleboard manufacturer in Australia to commission post consumer wood recycling technology to turn widespread metropolitan wood waste into a usable resource for higher end products and we continue to pioneer new technologies in this area to further our recycling ability.

Renewable resource summary

10-20% of the wood used in our production is sourced from post consumer material, a resource which has been diverted from the general waste stream to our recycling facility. Once processed into smaller chips, the material undergoes several cleaning stages across multiple sites to remove impurities before being used in a variety of board products.

Over 70% of our wood is sourced from FSC certified plantations, a practice which supports the sustainable management of plantation pine.

Around 75% of the feedstock for our board products is classed as pre-consumer recycled content. This is a by-product from other manufacturing processes which is diverted into systems for further up-stream product manufacture.

At D&R Henderson we believe recycling is the future.