VicForests accepts Forest Stewardship Council's advice
that it is not currently eligible for membership
16 April 2020
The Forest Stewardship Council of Australia recently advised VicForests that it cannot currently be a member until it is FSC certified.
The Council has stated that it will welcome an application from VicForests when it could satisfy the current membership requirement and has strongly urged VicForests to continue its pursuit of the Controlled Wood Standard.
The Council’s advice does not affect our commitment to achieving the FSC’s Controlled Wood Standard and has not been influenced by the current continuing audit process.
The Controlled Wood Standard is considered by VicForests to be an important step in achieving full forest certification through FSC.
We will consider the FSC's invitation to seek membership if we become eligible.
VicForests is already certified by the Responsible Wood Standard which is the largest such system in the world, and it has maintained this status since 2007.
For more information on VicForests certification and compliance processes, please click the below link.