Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd.
Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania
Woodchip export trading projects
OneFortyOne Wood Products radiata pine woodchip trading
Mitsui has been trading radiata pine softwood woodchips from sawmills in the Green Triangle region to Japan for over 20 years. Mitsui performs various roles to facilitate the trade from supplier to customer including vessel loading attendance, contract management, market reporting, price negotiation facilitation and various other functions. Mitsui has enjoyed a strong and productive relationship with both supplier (in cooperation with various sawmill owners) and customer for decades. OneFortyOne radiata pine softwood woodchips are exported by Mitsui from Portland, Victoria, Australia.
New trading opportunities
Mitsui continues to offer marketing services to plantation woodchip suppliers in Oceania.
Mitsui's woodchip certification programs
Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania (MWO) sources the majority of its woodchips from plantations which have been certified by Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and/or The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™). FSC and PEFC certify forest managers, wood processors and wood exporters who comply with stringent standards to ensure wood and wood products are produced in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.
In 2011, MWO received FSC chain-of-custody certification and has maintained this certification to date (license code FSC-C107463). MWO extended its certifications to also include PEFC chain-of-custody certification in 2015.
MWO is certified by FSC and PEFC to handle certified woodchips from all MWO’s current woodchip export businesses and ports.
MWO’s current valid certificates are listed below:
- FSC Chain of Custody SCS-COC-005216
- PEFC Chain of Custody SCS-PEFC/COC-005216
Details of MWO’s certifications can be found on the FSC Australia
website at http://info.fsc.org/details.php?id=a0240000007TeI2AAK&type=certificate&return=certificate.php
In compliance with FSC® rules, MWO’s Chain of Custody Policy, Controlled Wood Policy, Complaints Mechanism, and Product Group List are publically available here.