‘Australian Grown and proudly so, Responsible Wood recommits to Australian Made Campaign’
BRISBANE – 24/09/2019
And for Responsible Wood, custodians of the Australian Standard’s for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707), it’s commitment to ‘Australian Made’ is unwavering.
Speaking ahead the recommitment, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries, drew strong parallels between the Australian Made Campaign and Responsible Wood’s certification scheme.
‘The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown certification trademark is the true mark of Australian authenticity, recognised widely and underpinned by a third party accreditation system.’
‘Much like the Australian Made Campaign, Responsible Wood forest certification is used widely throughout the Australian forest products industry.’
‘The Responsible Wood trust mark demonstrates to customers and buyers alike that timber and paper based products are grown in sustainably managed forests and manufactured, retailed and sold through Aussie businesses,’ Mr Dorries said.
As a ‘Campaign Associate’ of the Australian Made Campaign, Responsible Wood will continue to promote the Australian Made, Australian Grown message to Aussie consumers.
According to Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, Responsible Wood forest certification provides, first and foremost, trust that Aussie forest products meet the social and environmental expectations of consumers.
‘In order to achieve and maintain Responsible Wood certification, businesses are required to subject themselves to an extensive auditing process, conducted by independent certification bodies accredited by JAS-ANZ.’
‘Subject to regular and extensive audit, Responsible Wood certification ensures that Aussie forests and forest products meet sustainable best practice benchmarks,’ Mr Ross said.
As it stands more than 11.5 million hectares of defined forest are covered by Responsible Wood certification, with more than 250 Aussie businesses proudly participating in the ‘Chain of Custody’ scheme.
‘When it comes to supporting the Australian businesses, and supporting the environment, look out for the Responsible Wood trust mark when you next purchase a timber or paper based product,’ Mr Dorries said.
For more information about the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo please visit the Australian Made Campaign’s website. For more information about Responsible Wood, please visit the Responsible Wood website.