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ENVIRONMENT

Process

Southern Pine is committed to ensuring sustainable and environmentally responsible materials and processes are used throughout production and distribution. We offer both New Zealand Manufactured timber product and imported timber products. Overseas manufactured timber products imported by SPP, are made exclusively from Radiata Pine managed plantation forests.

FSC® ‘CHAIN OF CUSTODY’

Southern Pine has a proud and longstanding relationship with the FSC® accredited program. Our manufacturing plant that produces Dendro,  ECOEDGE and ECOPINE ranges, to name a few, sources material from FSC® accredited suppliers. Our Chain Of Custody is robust and audited every year by SGS New Zealand Ltd.

What is it?

FSC® is a worldwide organisation that monitors the world’s forestry and how it is managed. To prevent the further degradation of world forests, FSC® have implemented a set of guidelines and procedures to ensure a total ecological and sociological umbrella is placed over the forest and all downstream processes. FSC® ‘Forest Stewardship Council®’ Certification means SPP procedures, records, processes and practises are audited to ensure a Chain of Custody (CoC) from the forest to the customer is maintained. This gives the customer assurance that the product they have purchased is grown from responsibly managed forests and from renewable sources.

WHY DO WE NEED IT?

FSC® has stakeholders which include Green Peace and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). FSC® is not aligned with any timber industry or any Government agency. It is seen as an independent and credible international environmental monitoring body. A growing number of consumers want assurance that their timber product is from a responsible resource and will not cause harm to the environment. FSC® provides that assurance.

How do we maintain it?

Strict rules about where we buy logs from, and strict procedures on how we store, process and sell our products. FSC® agents also regularly review and audit our procedures.

Saw Milling

Stillwater Lumber
SPP operate a Sawmill and Timber Processing operation situated 15 kilometres northeast of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. The site is approximately 13 hectares and is FSC® certified (SGS-CoC-001073). The operation is very focused on producing high quality clear timber components, finger jointed and knotty profiled products and supplies a big percentage of SPP distribution requirements. The sawmill has a headrig saw line for large diameter logs and an Ari saw line for smaller diameter logs (less than 42cm).
The Stillwater operation also incorporates further manufacturing facilities including continuous drying kilns, high speed scanning and defecting, finger jointing and moulder profiling.

Down Stream Manufacturing

SPP manufacturing is based at Hornby, Christchurch. FSC® certified (SGS-CoC-000942). It consists of an MDF moulding factory, a Pine (clear wood) Moulding factory, oil base paint line (one) and vacuum paintline( two). Treatment of mouldings to H3.1 and H3.2 and integrated production lines ensure that a complex range of over 500 SKU’s can be manufactured to a high quality standard, efficiently and cost effectively.

Painting/priming
SPP utilise a combination of vacuum and spray line coaters for applying paint to our mouldings, fascia and weatherboards. This technology ensures a high quality finish and even coverage.