Responsible Wood

Foundation Member

Responsible Wood Sustainability

Ensuring Australian forest sustainability through certification-based compliance

Responsible Wood (formerly the Australian Forestry Standard) is Australia’s leading forest certification scheme. Responsible Wood pioneered the development of certification standards for sustainable wood sourced from managed forests in Australia. Responsible Wood is the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia. We work throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that forest-based products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Responsible Wood are committed to protecting and promoting Australia’s unique environments with standards that ensure a forest industry that is environmentally, socially, culturally and commercially sustainable. We pioneered the development of certification standards for wood and wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests in Australia. Our standards provide guidance and accountability for forest managers, manufacturers and suppliers.

About Responsible Wood

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 5 - 25
  • Industry
  • Enviromental Services
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 2004

Responsible Wood Sustainability Actions

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AS / NZS 4708 – Sustainable Forest Management

The Australian and New Zealand Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708) provides forest managers with economic, social, environmental and cultural criteria and requirements that support management of forests for products and services. The Australian and New Zealand Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708) is developed in accordance with Responsible Wood Standards Development Policies and Procedures and have been accredited as Australian Standards®. The Standard is used by all participants in the Responsible Wood certification scheme.

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AS 4707 – Chain of Custody of Forest Products

The Australian Standard® for Chain of Custody of Forest Products (AS 4707) provides all organisations in the wood or forest products certification chain with the minimum criteria and requirements to implement a credible system. This system tracks wood or forest products originating from certified forests through all phases of ownership, transportation and manufacturing to the end consumer. The Australian Standard® for Chain of Custody of Forest Products (AS 4707) is developed in accordance with Responsible Wood Standards Development Policies and Procedures and have been accredited as Australian Standards®. The Standard is used by all participants in the Responsible Wood certification scheme.

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Chain of Custody, PEFC ST 2002

This standard lays out the requirements for chain of custody certification for forest and tree based products – the conditions a company must meet in order to achieve PEFC certification. During the certification process, the certification body will assess the company against the requirements set out in this document. If the company complies, they will receive their PEFC chain of custody certificate. PEFC chain of custody establishes the link from the forest to the market, tracking forest and tree based products from sustainable sources to the final product. In addition, this standard includes management requirements, including on health, safety and labour issues.

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Responsible Wood Sustainability News

Responsible Wood releases key guidance information for AS / NZS 4708 Standard

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Traditional Owner project focuses on safety management and land-care skills

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The Importance of Sustainable Timber for The Future of Australia

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