Policy Statement

Queensland Tissue Products Pty Ltd is committed to purchasing forest products from legal, non-controversial sources that support the environment and adhere to ILO Conventions.

Preference is given to suppliers who are recognised by third party certifi ers as meeting recognised and creditable Sustainable Forest Management Standards.

A due diligence assessment of all suppliers of forest products will be carried out on an annual basis.

Queensland Tissue Products Pty Ltd will not be directly or indirectly involved in the following activities:

Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations

Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use;
Introduction of genetically modifi ed organisms in forestry operations

Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.

Queensland Tissue Products Pty Ltd will not be involved with organisations that are not equally committed to Occupational Health and Safety standards.

Policy Aims

The aim of this policy is to provide guidelines for the ethical purchasing of paper, pulp and recycled material used in the production of our fi nished product that supports social, environmental and economical sustainability on a long term basis.

Responsibilities

Senior Management, supervisors, employees, contractors and visitors must take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of others and themselves including compliance with this policy, whilst on any Queensland Tissue Products Pty Ltd sites and each person will be held accountable for their actions or failing to act. (further details are included in the OHS Accountability and Responsibility Statement).

Consultation

To fulfil this policy, management will involve employees in discussions and processes to identify any issues that may arise and any changes to this policy will be notified to staff through formal processes.

Review

Queensland Tissue Products Pty Ltd will review this policy annually or when
legislation changes to ensure that it remains current. This will be done in consultation with employees.