2015

AFS certification system celebrated in Switzerland 17-Dec-2015

AUSTRALIAN Forestry Standard Ltd CEO Simon Dorries accepted the certificate of re-endorsement of the national forestry standard certification system from PEFC chairman Bill Sweet at the PEFC General Assembly in Switzerland last week. PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg took part in the ..

PEFC adopts NZ forest program of certification 14-Dec-2015

PEFC, the world’s leading forest certification scheme, this week endorsed the New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme during a round of meetings in Geneva. “We are delighted to be the 37th national scheme endorsed by PEFC and to be able to offer this scheme to New..

AFS Bulletin November 2015 20-Nov-2015

Welcome to the November edition of the AFS Bulletin. Features include a visit next year to Australia by PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg and selected photos from the Richard Stanton tribute dinner in Melbourne. Enjoy the read... ..

Richard Stanton award presented to ecologist at Forestry Tasmania 03-Nov-2015

• Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Forestry (third from left) presents the Australian Forestry Standard Ltd’s inaugural Richard Stanton Memorial Trophy for Excellence in Sustainable Forest Management to Dr Marie Yee of Forestry Tasmania...

Compliance: Queensland plantation code launched 09-Sep-2015

QUEENSLAND timber plantation owners and operators can now access the Timber Plantation Operations Code of Practice for Queensland, a guide that outlines how to comply with all laws and with accepted principles for sound plantation management. Timber Queensland CEO Rod McInnes..

Forests certification HIGH on agenda at plantations briefing 09-Sep-2015

SUSTAINABLE forest management, certification, research, fauna protection and new log-flow monitoring technologies were high on the agenda for those who gathered for a briefing last week at Wild Horse Mountain, 124 m above Beerburrum’s plantation estate. The inspection o..

AFS award pays tribute to Richard Stanton 08-Sep-2015

INDUSTRY will pay tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally at an all-industry dinner in Melbourne next month. The inaugural Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence will be presented at the dinner, ..

AFS Bulletin August 2015 28-Aug-2015

Welcome to the 'new look' August edition of the AFS Bulletin. We look back at the last few of months of what has been happening at AFS and PEFC, both at home and abroad. Enjoy the read... ..

Directive to Notified Certification Bodies providing Chain of custody certification to AS 4707 05-Aug-2015

This Directive is for all Notified Certification Bodies providing Chain of Custody Certification to AS 4707 and relates to the verification of the use of the PEFC logos. AS 4707:2014 provides specific requirements for the use of the Australian Forestry Standard logos unde..

Belarusian Forest Certification System open for public consultation 01-Jun-2015

The Belarusian Forest Certification Scheme is seeking PEFC re-endorsement for the first time and stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 6 July 2015. The Republican Association of Fores..

Japanese Forest Certification Scheme open for public consultation 01-Jun-2015

Japan's Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) has applied for the endorsement and mutual recognition of the Japanese Forest Certification System by PEFC. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmar..

PEFC re-endorses Australian Forest Certification Scheme 01-Jun-2015

Australia's national forest certification system, the Australian Forest Certification Scheme, has achieved PEFC re-endorsement for the second time. This not only confirms that the Australian Forest Certification Scheme continues to meet PEFC's globally recognised Sustainability B..

Simon Dorries commences with AFS Ltd 01-Jun-2015

The Chair and Board of AFS Ltd warmly welcome Simon Dorries, who recently commenced as Chief Executive. With over 30 years experience in the wood product industry, Simon is well regarded as a leading international expert in the manufacture, quality control and product cer..

Dr Hans Drielsma awarded Norman W. Jolly Medal 13-May-2015

Australian Forestry Standard Ltd (AFS Ltd) congratulates Dr Hans Drielsma who was awarded the Norman W. Jolly Medal at the 8th Joint Conference of The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry recently held in Creswick, Victoria. The No..

Vale Richard Stanton 02-Feb-2015

The Directors of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd are deeply saddened to inform you of the unexpected death of their CEO and National Secretary, Richard Stanton. Richard was severely injured in an early morning cycling accident on Thursday in Canberra and died on Saturday..

New Zealand forests gain international visibility 29-Jan-2015

With the acceptance of the NZ Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) as New Zealand's PEFC Member, New Zealand forest growers gain visibility in the world's leading forest certification system. "We are delighted to be accepted into membership of PEFC and to represent PEFC i..