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Porta is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business.

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Responsible sourcing

Social responsibility

Reducing our impact

Responsible sourcing

Porta is committed to sourcing timber from sustainable and environmentally responsible resources.

Porta holds Chain of Custody under internationally recognised and accredited organisations: 

FSC® FSC helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife that call them home. The Forest Stewardship Council® is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders. The FSC label on products means that product has been responsibly sourced. Learn more about FSC.

PEFC™ The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. Products with PEFC claim and / or label deliver confidence that raw material originates in sustainably managed forest. Learn more about PEFC.  

Social Responsibility

We are a proud Australian Manufacturer – with moulding operations in Fairfield Victoria and a sawmill in Bridgewater Tasmania.

With a history of over 70 years in the Australian timber industry, Porta understands the value of being preferred by the communities that we operate within.

We pride ourselves on providing training and continuous improvement for our people. We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for our employees, customers and the community with regular safety checks, protocols and procedures in place.

We support Beyond Subsistence, a not-for-profit organisation that undertakes agroforestry projects. These projects help build healthy forests, which are essential to help subsistence farmers break the poverty cycle. Find out more about Beyond Subsistence.

Reducing our impact

We have a commitment to reduce our waste across the business – from manufacturing to packaging. 

Our sawmill in Tasmania is about to commence construction and features many key sustainability-based initiatives; improved efficiency, waste reduction targets and plans for biomass energy and solar installation.

Ask us about species grading for our curated feature grade or economical downgrade options.

We continue to find new homes for manufacturing by-products – from sawdust for horse stables to garden woodchip, we find new uses for downstream materials. Further Porta is proud to donate materials to community programs that bring people together through building and crafts projects.