Responsible Wood is primarily funded through the payment of what are called Notification Fees by certificate holders. These fees are collected by the Certification Bodies responsible for auditing participants in the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme.
The Notification Fees are primarily used for:
The endorsement of Responsible Wood in the PEFC system and provides for International recognition of products derived from Australian certified forests.
Ongoing standards development.
Registration of certificates in the Responsible Wood and PEFC systems.
Providing access to use the Responsible Wood and PEFC logos.
Providing technical assistance and support to certified organisations by Responsible Wood staff when a certification body is not the correct source of such assistance.
Outreach and marketing activities promoting the Responsible Wood Certification and PEFC Schemes and labels.
More information on Responsible Wood’s activities as a not-for-profit can be found in our Annual Review of Activities. Click the image below to access a copy of the review.
How much are the fees?
Notification fees vary depending upon the size of the defined forest area for certified forest managers and the turnover of certified products originating from certified sources for Chain of Custody participants.
Certification Bodies will usually invoice notification fees as a component of their annual audit and certification charges.
The current schedules of notification fees can be found by clicking on the links below: