Timberlink Australia has been recognised as a winner in the Environmental Excellence category at the 2021 Tasmanian Timber Awards, held on Friday 10 September at the Albert Hall in Launceston.

The award for Environmental Excellence is given in recognition of excellence in environmental management within the Tasmanian Timber Industry.

Entrants of this category were measured against their ability to:

  • Demonstrate best practice compliance/conformance to industry and/or professional codes/standards/recommended practices
  • Demonstrate the achievement of high-quality environmental outcomes
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental excellence
  • Have positively managed a specific environmental project, programme, or event with outstanding merit
  • Be recognised by their peers, employers and/or employees for their commitment to environmental excellence
  • Demonstrate ethical responsibility for the environment

Timberlink is proud to be an industry leader in announcing carbon reduction targets that have been verified and approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

Using FY18 as a base year, Timberlink has committed to reducing scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 53% per by 2030.

This is a world-class commitment with Timberlink being only the third company in the sector globally to commit to carbon reductions aligned with the more ambitious 1.5°C of warming. This target represents raised ambitions relative to the base target of below 2°C of warming as set in the Paris Agreement.

Timberlink has long set high internal standards for environmental management. For our two large sawmills located in Tarpeena, South Australia and Bell Bay, Tasmania this encompasses not just compliance to Environmental Protection Authority licence conditions but also much stricter internal standards.

Timberlink is delighted to be announced as a winner in this competitive category, and hope that by demonstrating leadership in this field, other companies in the sector will be encouraged to formalise targets and formulate their own plans to reduce their carbon impact.

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