Responsible Wood announces an amendment project for AS / NZS 4708.
In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708).
AS/NZS 4708 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good practice and continued improvement towards Sustainable Forest Management.
The project involves a review and consideration of aligning the conversion cut-off date in AS/NZS 4708 currently 31st December 2006 with the PEFC International Standard for Sustainable Forest Management which is 31st December 2010.
Responsible Wood is seeking comment from interested stakeholding organisations in the following categories. Responsible Wood is also welcoming nominations for the AS/NZS 4708 Standards Reference Committee and Working Groups.
- Forest Growers
- Business and Industry
- Indigenous people
- Non-Government Organisations
- Scientific and Technology Community
- Workers and Trade Unions
- Local Authorities
For further information, to nominate or to lodge comment or an Expression of Interest to nominate for the committee please contact:
Simon Dorries at Responsible Wood by email [email protected] or by phone 07 3359 1758 or Standards Review, PO Box 768, New Farm, Qld 4005.
Click here to review the Standards Setting Process and Standard Settings Procedures.
Responsible Wood welcomes feedback on the revision project, scope and Standard Setting Processes.