• Manage Responsibly

    Independent certification against the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708) provides forest owners and managers with recognition of their responsible...

  • Produce Responsibly

    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...

  • Buy Responsibly

    The AFS and PEFC logos and labels are globally trusted trademarks, they assist stakeholders to identify and promote goods from forests...

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    Apply now – two weeks to go for the 2014 Collaboration Fund! 04-Apr-2014

    The countdown is now on to submit proposals for PEFC's 2014 Collaboration Fund (http://pefc.org/projects/collaboration-fund/2014-competition), with the 12 April 2014 deadline two weeks away. "Through the PEFC Collaboration Fund we have been able to support organisations i..

    Changes to AFS/PEFC fee collection arrangements 04-Apr-2014

    Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Ltd wishes to advise that it has established new arrangements for the registration of certificates issued under the Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS) and PEFC Scheme in Australia and the collection of AFCS/PEFC notification fees ..

    China's National Forest Certification Scheme achieves PEFC endorsement 04-Apr-2014

    "The endorsement of the China Forest Certification Scheme by PEFC represents a significant milestone for safeguarding global forests given the importance of the country in the forest products value chain and its substantial forest area," commended Ben Gunneberg, Secretary Gen..

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

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Certified Sites:
562
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255
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The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

PEFC works through the entire supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.

Thanks to its eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.