VicForests' response to Wilderness Society's false and misleading "industry alert"
20 July 2020
We are aware that the Wilderness Society sent an “industry alert” to timber industry stakeholders on 10 July 2020. This document sets out several alleged “high risks of illegality” regarding Victorian supply chains which are false and incorrect.
VicForests can state categorically that it complies with the legislative and regulatory regime for timber harvesting in Victoria. Reports to the contrary are incorrect and misleading and VicForests welcomes the opportunity to work with processors to undertake due diligence in accordance with the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act and applicable regulations, prior to processing timber supplied by VicForests.
Please use the below link to read the alert that VicForests sent to industry stakeholders in order to help correct several erroneous statements made by the Wilderness Society.”