2017

AFS welcomes government support of forest management certification 18-Oct-2017

AUSTRALIAN Forestry Standard Ltd has welcomed the federal government’s assurance that forest certification continues to guarantee the legality of national domestic wood supply. Federal Minister responsible for forestry Senator Anne Ruston has announced that amendmen..

AFS Bulletin August 2017 09-Aug-2017

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the AFS Bulletin. Reports include the election of Dr Hans Drielsma as AFS chairman; winner of the AFS national photo competition; the Richard Stanton Memorial Forest Management Award; AFS sustainable message at the Making Cities ..

Clean cities … clean wood. 03-Aug-2017

THE forest industry – and its place in sustainable living – took a pivotal role at the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference in Brisbane recently where the AFS exhibit explained certification systems, chain of custody programs and forest management practices to d..

Photo among tall sugar pines wins AFS contest for Robyn 03-Jul-2017

“AUSTRALIA’S certified forests are incredibly diverse and the winning entry in a national photo contest highlights the enjoyment they give to visitors from all walks of life.” Australian Forestry Standard CEO Simon Dorries, commenting on the award, said ..

Hans Drielsma elected AFS chair 28-Jun-2017

RESPECTED forester Dr Hans Drielsma has been elected chairman of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd. Dr Drielsma, who has served as interim chairman since the resignation of Kate Carnell AO at the AFS AGM in Sydney last year, was elected at a recent meeting of the AFS board..

Snap to it! Photo contest will be forest experience 07-Mar-2017

AS governing body for PEFC international in Australia, Australian Forestry Standard Ltd is promoting a nation-wide photo contest, aimed at further raising awareness of the importance of sustainable forest management and certification. AFS CEO Simon Dorries said the contest t..

Certification visit well packaged for PEFC chief Ben Gunneberg 31-Jan-2017

CERTIFICATION systems used by Australia’s multi-million-dollar packaging industry will be high on the agenda for PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg during meetings with stakeholders in March. The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the world’..