Krugers is at its very core a company committed to sustainability.
We continually work to ensure that Krugers:
Our products are made from sustainably sourced renewable materials - timber. Our timber is from native, renewable, sustainably managed and harvested forest. We use Boron, which occurs naturally in soil, to treat our timber to protect timber from insect attack and decay. We are the only Australian manufacturer of timber handles – for replacement or new tools - that we know of that has its own treatment plant.
Our products are also designed to prolong the life of tool heads, made from steel and other metals, which are made from non-renewable materials and are energy-intensive to produce.
We also believe strongly that sustainability must include concern for our local economy and society.
Krugers is a regional Australian business, that believes strongly in supporting the local and national economy – providing jobs to the local market and sourcing our suppliers in the local region. It makes good business sense to provide employment for Australians. This is the same local market that purchases our products, without these jobs and income there are less people to purchase Australian products in Australia.
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Krugers has a timber allocation from the NSW Forestry, which is sustainably harvested timber. Krugers has a secured Long Term Wood Supply Agreements (LTWSA) with the State Government of NSW for the sourcing of our raw material log input.
Krugers supplier, Forests NSW estates, are accredited under the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS), which in turn is certified by the international Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). PEFC is the largest assessor of forestry management in the world and Forests NSW is recognised as a leader in best practice sustainable management. The AFS is also the only forest accreditation system in Australia to gain accreditation under the International Standards Organisation (ISO). This system is audited by NCS International to AS4708 (int) – 2003. It is also accredited by JAS-ANZ. Full details of Forests NSW environmental policies and practices can be found on its website (http://www.forests.nsw.gov.au/).