Responsible Wood is an Accredited Standard Development Organisation and has responsibility for developing and maintaining Australian Standard AS 4707 Chain of Custody for Forest Products

Responsible Wood announces the commencement of the 5 yearly review of AS 4707.

AS 4707 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good practice and continued improvement towards Sustainable Forest Management.

Responsible Wood reviews this Standard every 5 years to ensure it incorporates the latest knowledge, best practices and evolving stakeholder expectations.

Responsible Wood is inviting interested stake holding organisations in the following categories to nominate candidates for the AS/NZS 4707 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 and lodge an Expression of Interest please contact:

Simon Dorries at Responsible Wood by email sdorries@responsiblewood.org.au, phone 07 3359 1758 or by mail PO Box 768, New Farm, Qld 4005.

Please be advised that nominations close 5pm Friday, the 16th of October 2020 (AEST).

Further information on the project and scope is available on the Standards Proposal on the link below:

Project Proposal – Revision of AS 4707: Chain of Custody for Forest and wood Products 

Information on the Standards Setting Process and Standard Settings Procedures is available on the link below:

Standards Development Policies & Procedures Manual 

Responsible Wood welcomes feedback on the revision project, scope and Standard Setting Processes.

Feedback can be lodged using the contact details above.