The Timber Chain of Custody
In 2007, AST became the first mainland hardwood flooring manufacture to be accredited under the Australian Forestry Standard, Chain of Custody Certification Scheme. The Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) is a world class forestry standard, endorsed by the world’s largest assessor of sustainable forest management, the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The Chain of Custody Standard provides consumers with assurance that the forest and wood products they purchase are sourced from legally and sustainably managed forests which are managed to the highest possible social, economic, and environmental standards. To date, Australian Solar Timbers is the largest user of solar kiln technology in the Southern Hemisphere for our solid timber product range, a process that further reduces our carbon footprint by supporting renewable alternative energy while also producing a slower, gentler drying process for board stability. At our core, Australian Solar Timbers believes that high-quality timber products and environmental responsibility go hand-in-hand.