Responsible Wood has re-committed to the Australian Made Campaign.

As custodian of the Australian standards for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707), the organisation is strongly aligned to the campaign.

“The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown certification trademark is the true mark of Aussie authenticity, recognised widely and underpinned by a third party accreditation system,” Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries said.

“Responsible Wood certification is used right across the Australian forest products value chain and demonstrates to customers and buyers that timber and paper-based products are grown in sustainably-managed forests and manufactured, retailed and sold through Australian businesses,” he said.

“As a ‘campaign associate’ of the campaign, Responsible Wood will continue to promote the Australian Made, Australian Grown message to consumers.”

Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross said forest certification provided the trust that Australian forest products met the social and environmental expectations of consumers.

“In order to achieve certification, businesses must undertake an extensive auditing process, conducted by independent certification bodies accredited by JAS-ANZ,” he said.

More than 11.2 million ha of defined forest is covered by Responsible Wood certification, with more than 250 Australian businesses participating in the ‘chain of custody’ scheme.

For more information about the Australian Made, Australian Grown campaign visit www.australianmade.com.au