WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Sourcing wood fibre responsibly

Officeworks continues to responsibly source products with wood and fibre content.

In the past 12 months, Officeworks’ forestry questionnaire has been incorporated into the product registration process. This ensures all products with wood and fibre content registered for sale by Officeworks have met a set of sourcing requirements that ensure there is no illegal timber in the supply chain.

In the last year, 61 per cent of products sold with wood or fibre content were obtained from 100 per cent recycled or FSC certified sources. 

The transparency and quality of data has enabled Officeworks to develop and launch the Restoring Australia initiative. The core premise of this initiative is to plant two trees for every one used, based on the weight of paper and wood used in the office supplies products by Officeworks’ customers. The goal is to restore damaged parts of the Australian landscape for a variety of reasons, including the reversal of the decline in the number of threatened species.