Responsible Wood are pioneers in the development of certification standards for wood and wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests in Australia.
Responsible Wood are committed to protecting and promoting Australia’s unique environments with standards that ensure a forest industry that is environmentally, socially, culturally and commercially sustainable.
We pioneered the development of certification standards for wood and wood products sourced from sustainably managed forests in Australia. Our standards provide guidance and accountability for forest managers, manufacturers and suppliers.
Responsible Wood, is a not-for-profit standards development organisations [formerly known as Australian Forestry Standard Ltd].
Meeting International Sustainability Benchmarks
PEFC endorsed Australia and New Zealand Certification Schemes
We manage the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme which is underpinned by two Australian Standards*
We manage the PEFC New Zealand scheme on behalf of the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA)* The NZFCA is the National Governing Body for PEFC in New Zealand
The Scheme is underpinned by two standards:
Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708)
Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707)
Sustainable Forest Management (NZ / AS 4708)
Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products (PEFC ST 2002)
What is PEFC
PEFC is an international non profit, non governmental organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management globally. Responsible Wood is also the national governing body for PEFC in Australia.
The only endorsed Australian Standard designed to define environmental performance and sustainability in the forest industry.