FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified Timber Forest managers adopt forest certification systems to demonstrate the environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability of their forest management operations.
Compliance with forest certification schemes is assessed on an ongoing basis by independent third-party auditors to ensure the desired forest management outcomes are being achieved. Certification also requires forest managers to monitor and report on their forest management performance on an ongoing basis.
The Australian Forestry Standard AS 4708:2013 (AFS), Forest Stewardship Council Version 4 (FSC), and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are the primary certification schemes operating in Australia. Chain of custody certification is also required from the forest to the mill to the manufacturer. Group certification allows several small landholders to combine their forests together into a group toreduce the cost of compliance.
The customer demand from the market is increasing for certified timber with more sustainability concerns and environmental awareness. You can receive a premium price for your certified timber when it is sold using chain of custody certification. TLC can assist you with all the aspects of forest certification.