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].

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Meeting International Sustainability Benchmarks

PEFC endorsed Australia and New Zealand Certification Schemes

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We manage the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme which is underpinned by two Australian Standards*

New Zealand

New Zealand

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:

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Management (AS / NZS 4708)
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tree icon Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products (PEFC ST 2002)
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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.