At VicForests we take our responsibility of sustainably harvesting in our state forests for today and future generations seriously.
That is why we are proud to be certified to the Australian Forestry Standard on sustainable forest management.
The Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708) is administered under the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme, which in turn is endorsed by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) – the largest forest certification scheme in the world.
This means we are assessed by independent and accredited third-party certification bodies against stringent environmental, social and economic criteria to meet the highest quality sustainable forest management principles.
VicForests has held this certification since 2007.
Certification is important because it provides consumers with peace of mind that wood products come from sustainably managed forests using operations that comply with independently assessed, global benchmarks.
Seeking certification is voluntary and nearly 27 million forest hectares across Australia are certified by the Australian Forestry Standard.
Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708)
The Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) demonstrates that VicForests' operations meet requirements for best practice in sustainable forest management.
This is done by ensuring our operations meet a set of predetermined and clearly defined environmental, economic, social and cultural performance requirements that supports sustainable management of forests.
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