Certification Bodies

Certification of compliance with the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708) and the Chain of Custody Standard (AS4707) is not carried out by AFS Ltd itself, but by independent third-parties known as accredited certification bodies (see listing below).

Certification bodies also perform annual surveillance audits and periodic re-assessment audits to proactively verify that a certified forest manager or chain of custody certified company maintains compliance with AFS Ltd requirements.

To ensure independence and impartiality, AFS Ltd requires certification bodies to be independent from the standards development process and the entity they are certifying.

JAS-ANZ (the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand) undertakes the accreditation of certification bodies (also known as conformity assessment bodies).

For more information see:


FOREST MANAGEMENT
The following organisations are currently accredited to certify against AS4708 (Forest management):
 
DNV GL Business Assurance Australia Pty Limited     Contact: Yogesh Desai
Phone: +61 2 9922 1966
Email: yogesh.desai@dnvgl.com
www.dnv.com
       
Global-Mark Pty Ltd     Contact: Wayne Tibbits
Phone: +61 2 9886 0222
Email: customerservice@global-mark.com.au
www.Global-Mark.com.au
       
BSI Group ANZ Pty Ltd     Contact: Ross Garsden
Phone: +61 425 210 888
Email: ross.garsden@bsigroup.com
www.bsigroup.com.au
       
SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd      Contact: Vadivale Sivakumar
Phone: +61 413 444 751
Email: Vadivale.Sivakumar@saiglobal.com
www.saiglobal.com
       
CHAIN OF CUSTODY
The following certification bodies are currently accredited to certify against AS4707 (Chain of custody):
 
DNV GL Business Assurance Australia Pty Limited
    Contact: Yogesh Desai
Phone: +61 2 9922 1966
Email: yogesh.desai@dnvgl.com
www.dnv.com
       
Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia Limited     Contact: Andy McNaught
Phone: +61 7 3250 3700
Email: andy.mcnaught@ewp.asn.au
Contact: Andrew McLaughlin
Phone: +61 7 3250 3700
Email: andrew.mclaughlin@ewp.asn.au
www.ewp.asn.au
       
Global-Mark Pty Ltd     Contact: Wayne Tibbits
Phone: +61 2 9886 0222
Email: customerservice@global-mark.com.au
www.Global-Mark.com.au
       
BSI Group ANZ Pty Ltd     Contact: Ross Garsden
Phone: +61 425 210 888
Email: ross.garsden@bsigroup.com
www.bsigroup.com.au
       
SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd     Contact: Vadivale Sivakumar
Phone: +61 413 444 751
Email: Vadivale.Sivakumar@saiglobal.com
www.saiglobal.com
       
  Bureau Veritas Australia Pty Ltd     Contact: Sam Guindi
Phone (AU): 1800 855 190
Phone (NZ): +64 (9) 526 6142
Mobile: +61 (0) 417 655 213 (AU)
Mobile: +64 (0) 27 369 6921 (NZ)
Email: sam.guindi@au.bureauveritas.com
Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com.au
       

 Bureau Veritas Certification France


 

 

   

 Contact: Iftikhar Baig

Phone (AU): 1800 855 190
Phone (NZ): 0800 473 613
Mobile: +61 (0) 428 276 052
Email: iftikhar.baig@au.bureauveritas.com
www.bureauveritas.com.au
    
     
PEFC CHAIN OF CUSTODY STANDARD
The following certification bodies are currently accredited to certify against the PEFC Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013):
 
Exova (UK) Ltd trading as Exova BM TRADA     UK Headquarters
Contact: John Lovelock
Phone: +44 0 149 456 9741
Email: jlovelock@bmtrada.com
www.bmtrada.com
www.bmtrada.com/chain-of-custody/pefc-chain-of-custody
       
 Bureau Veritas Australia Pty Ltd
     Contact: Sam Guindi
Phone (AU): 1800 855 190
Phone (NZ): +64 (9) 526 6142
Mobile: +61 (0) 417 655 213 (AU)
Mobile: +64 (0) 27 369 6921 (NZ)
Email: sam.guindi@au.bureauveritas.com
Website: http://www.bureauveritas.com.au
       
Bureau Veritas Certification France     Pacific Zone
Contact: Iftikhar Baig
Phone (AU): 1800 855 190
Phone (NZ): 0800 473 613
Mobile: +61 (0) 428 276 052
Email: iftikhar.baig@au.bureauveritas.com
www.bureauveritas.com.au
       
 Bureau Veritas Malaysia     Contact: Mr. Toh Kat Tiong
Phone: +60 3226 72888
Fax: +60 3226 72889
Email: Ket-tiong.toh@mybureauveritas.com
       
Global-Mark Pty Ltd     Contact: Wayne Tibbits
Phone: +61 2 9886 0222
Email: customerservice@global-mark.com.au
www.Global-Mark.com.au
       
QMI-SAI Canada Limited     Contact: Sylvain Frappier
Phone: +1 819 664 1236
Email: sylvain.frappier@saiglobal.com
www.saiglobal.com
       
Scientific Certification Systems Inc     USA Office
Contact: Sarah Harris
Phone: +1 510 452 8012
Email: sharris@scsglobalservices.com
www.scsglobalservices.com
Australian Office
Contact: Nick Capobianco
Phone: +61 458 247 336
Email: nick@greenmarketing.net.au
www.greenmarketing.net.au
       
SGS Australia     Contact: Clayton Warren
Phone: +61 3 9574 3285
E
mail: clayton.warren@sgs.com
www.sgs.com
       
Soil Association Certification Limited     Contact: Alison Pilling, Woodmark Administrator
Phone: +44 0 117 914 2435
Email: apilling@soilassociation.org
www.sacert.org/woodmark

 

Details of the accreditation of these certification bodies can also be checked with JAS-ANZ and PEFC on their respective websites. 


 

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