About Us

Australian Forestry Standard Limited (AFS Ltd) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

AFS Ltd is also a Standards Development Organisation (SDO) accredited by the Accreditation Board for Standards Development Organisations (ABSDO).

The primary functions of AFS Ltd are to:

  • promote sustainable forest management of Australia's forests through Australian Standard 4708 (known as The Australian Forestry Standard)

  • provide chain of custody certification through the Australian Standard 4707 (Chain of Custody for certified wood and forest products)

  • support and maintain the development of the AFS Ltd and other related complementary standards

  • maintain accreditation as an SDO

  • support and facilitate the use of the AFS Ltd, and any related standards, for forestry certification within Australia and 

  • see and maintain mutual recognition for the AFS Ltd internationally.

AFS Ltd is also the PEFC National Governing Body for Australia and the Australian Forest Certification Scheme has been endorsed by the PEFC.

For more information about AFS Ltd activities see our annual review of activities:


This document outlines the Values of the Australian Forestry Standard Limited.
These values are expected to be supported and upheld by all AFS members, AFS and PEFC Certificate Holders, AFS staff and AFS Directors.