This achievement reflects the cooperative’s dedication to responsible sourcing and environmental stewardship, in line with its Timber and Wood Finished Goods Procurement Policy.

Founded in 1974, Mitre 10's roots run deep in New Zealand's home improvement culture. As a locally owned and operated cooperative with an extensive network of stores, the Mitre 10 brand has built a reputation as a trusted partner for both DIYers and trade professionals.

Their active involvement in community initiatives, including Trees That Count, Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award, Graeme Dingle Foundation and the Mitre 10 Helping Hands programme, has earned trust and appreciation from countless Kiwis.

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Strategically pursuing FSC Chain of Custody certification, Mitre 10 aimed to support the needs of key customers in the construction industry.  With this certification, Mitre 10 can now pass on FSC claims to builders and construction companies, empowering them to integrate FSC-certified products into their construction projects. This proactive decision benefits builders by providing them with the confidence to select forest-friendly materials, while also reinforcing Mitre 10's ongoing commitment to responsible sourcing and the protection of the natural environment. 

With FSC Chain of Custody certification achieved, Mitre 10 further solidifies its position as a responsible corporate citizen, committed to safeguarding the world's forests for future generations. Customers can now make purchases with confidence, knowing that FSC-certified timber, wood and paper products from Mitre 10 originate from sustainably managed forests. This certified supply chain ensures the protection of wildlife and habitats while prioritising the rights of communities and workers.

Mitre 10 New Zealand’s Sustainability Manager, Julie Roberts, is proud to see the co-operative achieve another milestone in its journey towards a more sustainable future.

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“This certification is another proof point of our commitment to making a real and sustainable impact on the environment, our operations and the communities we’re part of. Building and construction is a significant part of our business and chain of custody certification means our trade customers can order sustainably sourced timber from us with confidence.”

As Mitre 10 New Zealand continues to grow in market share and store numbers, sustainability and responsible forestry are deeply embedded principles of their business ethos. The FSC chain of custody certification marks a significant stride towards a more environmentally conscious future, solidifying its position as an advocate for sustainable forestry practices in the country.