• 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...

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    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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    Last chance to enter Australian Timber Design Awards 04-Jun-2014

    Australian Forestry Standard Ltd is once again sponsoring the Australian Certified Timber Award as part of the Australian Timber Design Awards and, entries are coming in as the closing date of 27 June 2014 draws near. The Australian Timber Design Awards has been honouring exc..

    New Zealand adopts AS4708 with National modifications 04-Jun-2014

    A New Zealand Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management (NZS AS4708:2014) was published in May 2014. It has been adopted with national modifications from the Australian Standard® 4708–2013 via an agreement between AFS Ltd and Standards New Zealand. For more in..

    PEFC global public consultation on tropical Appendix 04-Jun-2014

    PEFC is pleased to invite stakeholders worldwide to contribute to the global public consultation on PEFC ST 1003:2010, Appendix 2, Guidelines for interpretation for some natural forests, including tropical forests by 1 July 2014. The Appendix is based on the recognition t..

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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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.