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Responsible Wood Certification

Sustainable Forest Management for Australia and New Zealand

Brendan Grady   |  
510.452.8034   |  

The Responsible Wood Certification Scheme is specially designed for forest managers in Australia and New Zealand to demonstrate economic, social, and environmental responsibility. As an internationally recognized certification compliant with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Standard, Responsible Wood certificate holders gain global entry to markets for certified wood products. With SCS, you’ll also have access to auditors with forest management expertise who are local to your region.


SCS offers bundled Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Responsible Wood audits, allowing you to cost-effectively maintain both certifications with only one audit per year. Dual FSC and Responsible Wood certification further amplifies your commitment to responsible forest management and demonstrates to your supply chain that they are purchasing certified wood, backed by the most stringent standards.

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SCS offers Responsible Wood certification under the Australian Standard (AS 4708) and the New Zealand Standard (NZS AS 4708) to all types and sizes of forest operations including private companies, government forestry agencies, timberland investment management organizations, and community forests, as well as individual and groups of small landowners.

Forest Management for Single-site or Multi-site: A forest management entity with one or several sites operating under a single forest management plan.

Group Certification: Certification protocols for multiple landowners or forest managers seeking certification under one certificate, under the direction of a group manager.

Complementary Services

In addition to Responsible Wood Certification, SCS provides certification to the FSC Forest Management, FSC Chain of Custody, and PEFC Chain of Custody standards, as well as timber legality, carbon footprint, and forest carbon offset verifications. Contact us to find out which certification best suits your organization.

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