Standards & implementation

Caring for our forests is not something that we can do alone. Currently, only around 10% of the world’s forests are certified as sustainably managed, so there is a lot of work for us all to do. From making responsible choices when you go shopping, to getting involved in standard setting, or even giving your feedback on the work that we do, there are numerous ways that you can get involved and help protect our forests.

Standards and guides

From the requirements that companies must meet to achieve PEFC Chain of Custody certification, to the specific steps stakeholders must take as they develop their national forest certification system, our documents are vital to the functioning of our organisation.

Our standards

Our standards promote environmentally sound, socially just, and economically viable management of our forests. They reflect the latest scientific and industry experience and are regularly reviewed.

How our standards are developed

Our standards go through a detailed and rigorous standard development process)

Adapting global standards to local needs

Our standards are developed by local stakeholders right here in Australia, tailoring sustainable forest management needs to an Australian context

Assurance and compliance

We assure that the certification process is robust and credible through the separation of roles and reliance on proven ISO standards.)
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Get certified

Whether you're a forest owner or company within the forest supply chain, get Responsible Wood and PEFC certified and help protect the world's forests.

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Find certified

Find certified Responsible Wood timber, paper and wood products. Verify that a company is Responsible Wood certified. Search for Responsible Wood certified companies and products.

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Become a member

Demonstrate your commitment and activate your support to forests by becoming a Responsible Wood stakeholder member.

Contribute to our standards

Contribute to Our Standards

From giving feedback through an online public consultation, to helping drive the development of a standard by joining a working group, you can help us to ensure our standards meet your expectations.