Our mission is to achieve nothing less than total certification of all Australian wood and wood products.
Forest certification is a voluntary, market-based instrument, implemented through two separate but linked processes: sustainable forest management certiﬁcation and chain of custody certification.
Supply Chain Companies and End Users
Responsible Wood chain of custody certification is available worldwide and open to all companies that manufacture, process, trade or sell forest-based products.
Responsible Wood chain of custody certification provides independent verified assurance that the certified forest-based material contained in a product originates from sustainably managed forests.
It enables you to demonstrate your legal and sustainable sourcing of forest products to your customers and provides you with a variety of advantages that help the environment, people, and your bottom line, such as access to new markets and compliance with legislation.
There are also several tailored Responsible Wood chain of custody certification options available. Responsible Wood group certification is our practical solution to make Responsible Wood chain of custody certification feasible for small companies. Construction companies can take advantage of Responsible Wood project certification to demonstrate their decision to build with Responsible Wood-certified timber. Organizations with chain of custody activities in multiple locations can gain certification for all their sites under one certificate through Responsible Wood multi-site certification.
Enabling sustainability of Australia’s forests
Chain of Custody
A verified mechanism for tracking certified materials from the sustainably manage forest to the final product
Independent certification is at the heart of the Responsible Wood Forest Certification Scheme.
Responsible Wood is primarily funded through the payment of notification fees.
Hundreds of thousands of forest owners around the world, from community forests to large company owned forests, have achieved Responsible Wood certification.
Responsible Wood sustainable forest management certification enables you to provide assurances that you manage your forests in line with challenging environmental, social and economic requirements – balancing people, planet and profit.
Forest management is a long-term process, with the results of good practice often only apparent after decades. Responsible Wood sustainable forest management certification gives you independent recognition of your responsible management practices now, providing you with many benefits.
For small-forest owners, we have our group certification approach. This alternative approach enables the certification of multiple forest owners as a group, so you can organize yourselves, pool your resources and work as a team to achieve certification. Designed specifically for small-, family and community owned forests; it ensures Responsible Wood certification is affordable and practical.