Independent certification against the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708) provides forest owners and managers with recognition of their responsible...
Chain of custody certification traces wood material from a certified forest along the supply chain and is required to substantiate that wood and wood products...
The AFS and PEFC logos and labels are globally trusted trademarks, they assist stakeholders to identify and promote goods from forests...
The revised PEFC Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013) is now fully in effect as of 24 February 2014. This means that all Australian businesses certified to the PEFC Chain of Custody Standard must now implement and follow the requirements of PEFC ST 2002:2013. All ini..
New requirements for certification bodies 05-Mar-2014
JAS-ANZ has finalised and published revised requirements for certification bodies providing audit and certification to the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708–2013). The Forest Management Systems Scheme (FMSS) supersedes JAS-ANZ Procedure 26 Issue 3. JAS-ANZ is the ind..
PEFC Secretary General to visit Australia 05-Mar-2014
PEFC Secretary General, Ben Gunneberg, will be visiting Australia and New Zealand in March to brief stakeholders on the most recent international developments in forest management certification.With increasing demand for products from responsibly managed forests, business int..
New Standard for Managing Australia's Forests
Australian Forestry Standard Ltd has released the revised Australian Standard® for forest management (AS4708–2013).
The revised and improved Standard not only reflects best forest management practice but strengthens forest managers' responsibilities in relation to social, cultural and public participation requirements.
While changes to the Standard will improve forest management and the rigour of the certification system itself, substantial parts of the Standard have remain unchanged, reconfirming the objectivity, transparency and consistency of the Standard.
The revised Standard applies to any new application for certification from 24 August 2013. Existing certified forest managers have 12 months to transition to the requirements of the revised Standard. READ MORE
- Certified Sites:
- SFM & CoC Certificates:
- Forest Area certified:
- >10.5m ha