• Australian Standards®

    Committees of experts from industry, governments, consumers and other relevant sectors prepare Australian Standard® brand standards. These Standards reflect the latest scientific and industry experience and are consistently reviewed, taking into account changing technology.


    Compliance with the Australian Forestry Standard (AS 4708) and the Chain of Custody Standard (AS 4707) is carried out by independent, JAS-ANZ accredited certification bodies. Certification bodies also undertake surveillance and periodic re-assessment audits ensuring continued compliance.

  • PEFC

    Dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification, PEFC is the world's largest forest certification scheme. AFS Ltd is the PEFC National Governing Body for Australia and administers the PEFC scheme and licensing the use of the PEFC logo in Australia.

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    Indonesian forests to benefit from PEFC certification 24-Oct-2014

    Indonesian forests, home to some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world, can now benefit from credible, globally recognised sustainable forest management certification following the endorsement of the Indonesian Forest Certification Co-operation (IFCC) by PEFC,..

    Queensland Chain of Custody Support Scheme 24-Oct-2014

    Australian Forestry Standard Ltd is pleased that the Queensland Government and Timber Queensland's Chain of Custody Support Scheme has been extended. Up to $5000 worth of funding support per business is now available for companies to obtain chain of custody certification. ..

    Are you making the most of the PEFC & AFS Logos? 23-Oct-2014

    Certified companies have the most to gain from increasing consumer awareness of the AFS and PEFC logos. Australian companies that are certified to the Australian Standard® for sustainable forest management (AS 4708), the Australian Standard® for chain of custody o..

Revised chain of custody standard published

The revised Australian Standard® for Chain of custody for forest products has been published, ensuring it is up to date and consistent with international best practice.

Certification bodies can continue to issue certificates against AS 4707:2006 until 31 December 2014. From 1 January 2015 all new chain of custody certificates must be issued against AS 4707:2014.

Existing certified clients may choose, following the publication of AS 4707:2014, to be audited against either AS 4707:2014 or AS 4707:2006. Transition from AS 4707:2006 to AS 4707:2014 may occur during a surveillance audit. If the client chooses to be audited to AS 4707:2006 a transition plan must be discussed with the audit team and described in the audit report.

All clients should comply with AS 4707:2014 by 31 December 2015. READ MORE

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PEFC Forest Certification Week is the one week each year where all PEFC members gather together to discuss the continued development of the organisation. Following the success of the first ever PEFC Forest Certification Week last year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PEFC are taking PEFC Week 2014 to Paris, France. Commencing 17 November 2014, PEFC Forest Certification Week includes the 5th PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, open to all interested stakeholders, alongside the PEFC General Assembly and meetings and workshops dedicated to our members and potential members. See the PEFC website for more information.