Wood and cellulose

Forests provide a habitat for 80 per cent of the world’s land biodiversity and 1.6 billion people rely on forest resources for their livelihoods. Forests make a positive contribution to the environment by improving air quality, absorbing carbon dioxide, conserving water and preserving soil. Yet human activity, illegal logging, poor management and agricultural supply chains have massively depleted the world’s forests, putting the environment at risk.

Wood and wood-derived fibres, such as man-made cellulose, are essential commodities for Target and we have a responsibility to source these materials responsibly. Target complies with the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act and we conduct due diligence on all regulated timber products to reduce the risk that illegally logged timber is imported or processed. In addition, some of our products carry Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. FSC provides an internationally recognised global certification scheme, ensuring that forests are managed responsibly.

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