Our commitment to redefining the value of fibre means we’re looking for innovation across our operations, from breeding the best-performing trees through to future uses of wood fibre.
Innovation takes many forms: research, discovering, collaboration and incremental improvements across every aspect of our business. It starts with our tree quality: understanding how trees are performing, estimating growth and knowing what potential products we can harvest. On both sides of the Tasman one of our research priorities is tree breeding and genetics, so we can plant the trees that are most suited to each site. By mapping the genomes of our best specimens, we can continue to improve our plantations each year. We are also exploring pine tree adaptation to climate change and we’re co-investing in programmes that protect our crops from new and exisiting pests and diseases.
We take our environmental custodian responsibilities seriously. OneFortyOne supports research on improving water quality, reducing sedimentation, and improving fire detection and response. OneFortyOne also supports organisations that are at the cutting-edge of forest and timber research, including:
- Evaluating the environmental benefits for forests.
- World-first studies into the benefits for employees of timber in the workplace.
- Surveys into consumer attitudes to wood products.
- Management techniques for pests and diseases
- Improved productivity: tree breeding, silviculture and harvesting systems.
- Fire prevention and response.
- Biosecurity incursion response and management
Our mills are always looking to innovate, whether that’s upgrading our existing tools, embracing new milling technologies or creating efficiencies within our current systems. We’re committed to investing in the future of the timber industry, promoting timber as the ultimate renewable and driving greater efficiencies in production. As more people learn about why timber is superior, consumers will also begin to demand timber framing.
Safety innovation is a driving priority for OneFortyOne. We are always seeking new ways to improve the safety of our people, whether it’s protecting people in our forests, changing the layout of our mills, or sleep detection technology in our trucks.
Together we are redefining the value of fibre.