New webinar will introduce the new standard, discuss key requirements and transition from the 2014 standards.
Taking place on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (10.00am AWST, 12.00pm AEST and 1.00pm AEDT), the webinar will introduce and explain the main changes in the AS 4707:2021 standard, providing the basis for the requirements that certificate holders can use in carrying Responsible Wood and / or PEFC claims in Australia.
The Workshop will be hosted by Responsible CEO, Simon Dorries, and Peter Zed, Chair of the AS 4707 Standards Reference Committee.
The reference committee and working group includes the Association of Accredited Certification Bodies, Australian Forest Products Association, Australian Institute of Packaging, Omega Consulting, Timber Development Association, Tasmanian Forest Products Association, the University of Melbourne, the Victorian Forest Products Association, and the Women in Forestry Network.
Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries explains:
“With more than 300 chain-of-custody certified companies in Australia, the AS 4707 standard has a tremendous impact on internal management processes of businesses along the timber value chain,” Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries said.
“The standard provides organisations in the wood or forest products certification chain with the minimum criteria and requirements to implement a credible system,” he said.
“The new standard incorporates the latest knowledge, best practices, and evolving stakeholder expectations.”
The AS 4707 standard reference committee and working group has revised the AS 4707 standard to align with changes in the chain-of-custody rules for PEFC ST 2002:2020 and trademark-requirements and PEFC ST 2001:2020 trademark rules.
Responsible Wood is the governing body in Australia for PEFC International, the world’s largest forest certification authority with more than 20,000 companies certified under the chain-of-custody standard.
The Workshop will be held using zoom conferencing and numbers will be limited. This workshop will include opportunity for questions and answers.