Environmental Sustainability at Pinetec

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As a leading pallet and timber packaging supplier with a local and global customer base, providing our products and services is increasingly about doing more with less. Optimising pallet and timber packaging design, producing products from a sustainable resource, adopting a commitment to material minimisation, introducing risk management initiatives and offering our knowledge and experience to reduce customer cost are at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Why choose timber?

  • Timber pallets and packaging are reusable, repairable, recyclable and made from a renewable resource.
  • Timber pallets comprise 93% of the entire world's pallet market because they are rigid, durable, functional, safe and cost effective.
  • Timber pallets and packaging use derivative timber that is strong and durable but has low cosmetic value (and would most likely be discarded if it were not used in a timber packaging environment).
  • The waste produced in the manufacture of pallets and the damaged material from pallets no longer able to be repaired is often converted into useful and recyclable products.
  • Less than 3% of the nearly one billion pallets manufactured and repaired ever end up in a landfill situation.

It is increasingly clear as an organisation that the issues of sustainability and minimising our carbon footprint are not just a matter for this business but for all businesses generally.

As a business that manufactures from raw materials it is increasingly important to Pinetec that we adopt an active role in achieving optimal energy use and carbon emission minimisation. Our intent is to always demonstrate leadership toward forest product sustainability.

For our organisation this means that we will adopt a learning mindset in what will make a difference. Achieving a deeper understanding of our impact on greenhouse gas emissions, building our knowledge and raising the awareness of our people will enhance our sustainability and in turn improve our customers carbon footprint.

Improvement in any corporate element demands a starting point. Pinetec has recently appointed independent industry specialists who have conducted a review and audit of our current energy use, waste and other indirect emissions.

The report has concluded that overall the Pinetec business has a "relatively minor environmental impact". These findings will provide us with an excellent platform to initiate programs that further reduce our greenhouse impact.

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