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...
PEFC Certification Week and General Assembly 06-Dec-2013
PEFC held a very successful Forest Certification Week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11-15 November 2013. A highlight of the week was the opening of the Annual PEFC General Assembly (http://www.pefc.org/news-a-media/general-sfm-news/1383-minister-opens-pefc-general-assembly-h..
PEFC Chairman, William Street Jr. speaking at the General Assembly has given an eloquent summary of the core principles and vision of PEFC. "We believe that the well-being of the people who own, live in and depend on forests is the single most important criteria to determine ..
AFS Ltd welcomes additional Independent Director 04-Dec-2013
The AFS Ltd Board is pleased to announce the appointment of an additional Independent Director, Ms Suzanne Little. Ms Little is an environmental scientist and certified auditor. Her experience includes directorships and/or senior environment management roles with a range of o..
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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- SFM & CoC Certificates:
- Forest Area certified:
- >10.4m ha