When it comes to health, reliability and sustainability it really matters what homes are built with. JNL is proud to own four operational mills in the North Island — two in Kaitaia and one in both Gisborne and Masterton. They also own two forest estates in Gisborne and Masterton, ensuring that only the best quality logs are manufactured into premium wood solutions for Kiwis to use.
So what makes a true Kiwi home? For JNL, it is building homes that don’t use endangered hardwood from third-world countries, where health, safety and sustainability standards cannot always be verified. It is using wood from sources that recognise the importance of sound environmental, social and economic practices. And it is creating premium products that builders can stake their livelihood on and that homeowners can trust and thrive in.
JNL believes that success is measured by a genuine commitment to manufacturing in a way that nurtures and gives back to New Zealand’s natural resources and environment.
Not only is JNL ahead of the curve by replacing non-sustainable hardwoods with responsibly grown radiata pine, but they also reduce their environmental impact through the premise of 'Reuse and Recycle' in every possible area.
JNL also works closely with local communities, so bark becomes garden mulch, chemical containers are recycled, natural forest areas are protected, and almost all mill energy requirements are met using renewable, sustainable wood residues that would otherwise be wasted. Even the air that is exposed to the manufacturing process is pushed through a large filter, before being released into the environment.
JNL offers some of New Zealand’s most progressive and forward-thinking industrial design practices.
JNL has set a benchmark of being assessed against the highest external standards, such as the regulatory consents environmental framework (local authority or central government), and internationally recognised environmental standards of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) C014204, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management. This demonstrates an ongoing commitment and ethical practice when it comes to forestry and manufacturing best practice.