February 16, 2023

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Furnx. Mindful of the planet.

Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!

TREES PLANTED

555

As an Australian owned company, proud of the beautiful Australian land, beaches and waterways, Furnx is committed to making a difference. Together with their team, partners, suppliers and industry, they strive to create change, mindful of the planet and its future beyond our own.
Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world.

As a business, they strive to reduce their carbon footprint through responsible business practices and implementing manufacturing, packaging, transportation and in-house initiatives wherever possible. They are investing in a comprehensive sustainability strategy; its planning, execution and management, to ensure real results are achieved and continue to progress and evolve for years to come.

Their approach to sustainability focuses on four priority pillars: discovery, design, distribution and disposal. From continuously assessing and reviewing their in-house processes, to adhering to sustainability certification standards across their Rapidline product range, to offsetting their transportation, they are continuously working towards reducing their carbon footprint and protecting the environment we live in.

 

Awareness of environmental, social and governance issues is becoming increasingly important for companies across all industries. Furnx recognises the necessity to act on sustainability, and in doing so are proud to partner with Fifteen Trees.  After a thorough consultative approach with a number of providers in this space, and with our HQ here in Queensland,  Fifteen Trees proved to be a great fit for our company. Partnering with Fifteen Trees allows us to take further positive steps towards reducing our carbon footprint, and support local indigenous businesses through the supply & localised planting of trees.

Adam Abdy | General Manager | Furnx

 

Fifteen Trees recently planted 555 native trees with Daintree Life, a small conservation group situated up in the Daintree Forest of far north Queensland. This small conservation group have been planting trees in the Daintree since 2018. They firmly believe in restoring and expanding natural habitat for wildlife. Founders, Connie and Mike Pinson, work closely with Queensland Parks and Wildlife, remove invasive grasses and weeds in the National Park to restore food resources and ecological function. This funding from Furnx has enabled them to continue with their revegetation work.

 

A variety of plants, indigenous to the district is vital to creating sustainable ecosystems.

 

For those who have been lucky enough to visit the Daintree Rainforest, we know what a special place it is. Dated as over 135 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world, it is something well worth preserving.

 

But what you might not know is that it is one of the most diverse rainforests in the world. A massive percentage of Australia’s entire animal population calls it home, including 30% of our frog population, 65% of butterfly and bats species, and an incredible 12,000 different types of insects. Some of these species are shown below.

 

The unique wildlife in the Daintree Rainforest.

 

The Daintree Rainforest provides hope, it has survived 120 million years of climate changes. But when you consider the fact that it was once a vast forest, covering the entire Australian continent, reduced now to a diminished space in comparison – it truly is time to act on preserving what we have.

 

Dave from Daintree Life.

 

We welcome Furnx’s commitment to helping restore and preserve this unique place and encourage other businesses and individuals to do the same.

 

If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable business, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or phone on 0400 040 659.

 

Writer: Colleen Filippa

 

With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.

 

 

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1020 TREES PLANTED

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Individual actions really do matter! Individually we can really only make small differences to the world around us, but collectively our numbers add up. And if enough individuals are involved then forests can be grown!
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70 TREES PLANTED

May 21, 2024
The Institute of Public Accounts has supported one of our revegetation projects by purchasing a tree for every attendee at their recent Victorian Conference held in Ballarat, VIC. The trees (70) were planted in the district, in the weeks following the conference.