We Exist to Ensure Forest Sustainability

Why forests are so important?

Forests are essential for the health of our planet, people, and economy. They help fight climate change, produce oxygen, and store carbon, and are home to precious biodiversity and rich ecosystems. Forests also provide food, support many forms of outdoor recreation, and create jobs for millions of people.

From the wood in how we build our homes and offices to the packaging of online purchases, to the essentials we use daily, we all rely on products from forests. We see the importance of ensuring that the forests which supply the materials to make these products are around for generations to come.

Why We Do What We Do

Our Certification Scheme is making a real difference.

Organisations certified under the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme are dedicated to protecting biodiversity, supporting local communities, and ensuring sustainable forestry practices while responsibly harvesting and managing forest products for the long term.

Discover these committed organisations in our publicly accessible Find Certified database today.


PEFC endorsed Australia and New Zealand Certification Schemes

Meeting International Sustainability Benchmarks

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New Zealand

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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.