The Araucaria harvested and processed by Finlayson’s at Yarraman Pine Pty Ltd in Queensland is grown in plantations that are third party certified for sustainable forest management. Finlayson’s also has Araucaria Chain of Custody Certification to the Australian Standard.
AFS certification gives Queensland’s timber industry the market advantage of a “chain-of-custody” tracking process for green labelling products as coming from sustainably managed timber resources when sourced from AFS-certified forests.
Chain-of-custody certification provides a mechanism to track timber or forest products from a certified forest throughout the supply chain to an end - user. Most international forest certification schemes have associated chain-of-custody schemes.
Having a chain-of-custody system gives purchasers the highest level of confidence that the timber they are procuring originates from certified sustainably managed forests.
Around 85 per cent of all timber processed in Queensland comes from certified forests, but at this stage only a small number of Queensland processors have chain-of-custody certification, and Finlayson’s is proud to be one of the few.