Forestry Corporation has voluntarily elected to have its management of state forests certified to the strict Australian Forestry Standard – AS 4708:2007 (AFS).
This standard has been recognised through the international Programme for Endorsement of Certification Scheme (PEFC). It identifies the timber at the time of purchase and guarantees that the timber has been grown and harvested from a sustainable forest. Worldwide certification programs aim to prevent unregulated or illegally logged forest timber entering international markets.
All Forestry Corporation timber is marked with the Australia AFS standard logo and this guarantees to all timber retailers, that this timber has been managed in a sustainable way. Buying certified local timber reduces emissions from importing timber and also helps to reduce the market for timber that may have been grown from unregulated forests.
The good news is that one in four Australian houses is made from Forestry Corporation certified timber; good news for the people of NSW and the industry.
Forestry Corporation Defined Forest Area Maps
Over 98% of timber supplied by Forestry Corporation of NSW is certified to the Australian Forest Standard (AFS). Forestry Corporation provides regular sales and folio reports to customers that indicate whether or not the timber is AFS certified. If customers or auditors wish to check the AFS certification of timber, sales and folio reports provide a forest number identifying the forest from which the logs originated. This forest number can be cross referenced with the downloadable Defined Forest Area (DFA) maps and listing below. The DFA maps and list identify the forests certified to the AFS, which in Forestry Corporation's case is all State forests. This process provides the information needed for timber buyers with Chain of Custody (COC) Certification to the AFS or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). For more information, contact email@example.com.