Porta is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business.
Porta is committed to sourcing timber from sustainable and environmentally responsible resources. Porta holds Chain of Custody under internationally recognised and accredited organisations.
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 organisation 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 the 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 organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management 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.
Porta proudly partners with The Ultimate Renewable™
As the ambassador, Adam wholeheartedly supports the educational messaging of the campaign, “As a builder, I’m passionate about encouraging people to explore the sustainable options in construction,” Adam said.
“What’s great to see is the many architects, designers and specifiers already recognise the benefits of wood and embrace its use,” he said.
The Ultimate Renewable™ is an initiative of Forest & Wood Products Australia Pty Ltd (FWPA) and is a collaborative effort between FWPA Members, levy payers and the Australian Government. This campaign is supported by industry peak bodies, technical associations, companies and organisations throughout the forestry and wood products supply chain.
Planet Ark has also partnered with The Ultimate Renewable™ working closely with the campaign and completing industry research. Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good is Planet Ark’s campaign to encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material. Planet Ark’s messaging is ‘when sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change’.
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.
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