Who We Are
Australian Forestry Standard Limited (AFS Ltd) is a not-for-profit public company which owns and manages the Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS). The AFCS is built on two Australian Standards® – AS 4708 and AS 4707.
AFS Ltd is a Standards Development Organisation accredited by the Accreditation Board for Standards Development Organisations (ABSDO) to develop and maintain Australian Standards® within its scope of accreditation.
AFS Ltd is the Australian member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the AFCS is one of thirty national forest certification schemes endorsed by the PEFC.
The Members of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd have ultimate control over the operation of the company via the election of directors and decisions taken at general meetings. As a not-for-profit company, Australian Forestry Standard Ltd's income and property can only be applied towards the promotion of the Objects of the Company and cannot be distributed to the members.
The Directors are appointed by the members in accordance with the Constitution and manage the business of the company.
The National Secretary and staff of AFS Ltd are responsible for the operation of the company and the overall management of the Australian Forest Certification Scheme.
The Australian Forestry Standard Limited, its staff, Directors, and certificate holders subscribe to the AFS Ltd - Code of Values