2009

Long deserved recognition by GBCA 30-Nov-2009

The Green Building Council today has finalised the highly controversial issue that has been in debate for over three years. The recognition of the Australian Forest Certification Scheme that is underpinned by two Australian Standards for forestry and chain of custody of wood ..

Australian Forest Management and Chain of Custody Standard Global Recognition Continues 25-Jul-2009

PEFC International announces re-endorsement of Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS). With the re-endorsement of AFCS, nearly half of all national certification standards have successfully completed the revision of their criteria and continue to meet the organisat..

Assessment Framework for Forest Management Certification Schemes 19-Jun-2009

Australian Forestry Standard Limited addresses the MAT-8 'Timber Criteria' Assessment Framework Proposal released 19 June 2009. The AFSL supports the recognition of timber certified under an internationally recognised certification scheme in Green Star rated buildings and..

More Certification Grows Supply Chain 23-Mar-2009

Australian consumers can now have even greater confidence that their wood products are sourced from a sustainable forest, as two mills in Gympie, Queensland, have just achieved certification under the Australian Forest Certification Scheme Chain of Custody Standard - AS4707. ..

Review of Green Star Sustainable Timber Credit 19-Mar-2009

The chief executives of the Green Building Council of Australia, Romilly Madew and Australian Forestry Standard Limited, Kayt Watts, today released a joint statement regarding the review of the Green Star Mat-8 'Sustainable Timber' credit. The Green Building Council of Au..

Australian Made, Australia Produced, Australian Manufactured 07-Mar-2009

It's all about the strength and credibility of the Chain of Custody traceability of products. The Australian Standard AS4707, Chain of Custody, is a credible and rigorous standard that certified organisations comply to. Their compliance is based primarily on the procureme..

Local printer's certification fights climate change and captures carbon 30-Jan-2009

A local printer that uses 3,000 tonnes of paper per year has seen the forest through the trees and has just become the first in the ACT to be certified under the Australian Forestry Certification Scheme (AFCS). In doing so, CanPrint Communications and Union Offset, one of..

AFSL new Board Members focus on consumer uptake of certified forestry products 13-Jan-2009

Progressing the certification of millions of hectares of Australian forests in line with national and international standards to give consumers greater choice and help protect the environment is the passion of the two new members who recently joined the Australian Forestry St..

Australia lags behind International moves to eradicate Illegal Logging through procurement policies 08-Jan-2009

Australia could make a substantial difference in stopping illegal logging through state and territory procurement policies, says the CEO of Australian Forestry Standard Limited (AFSL). In doing so, states and territories will fall in line with the best practice of other major..