Purchasers of timber are increasingly interested in where the product they buy comes from, and how it has been produced.

This relates to the raw material and the end-of-line products. Purchasing decisions are based on many criteria including fitness for purpose, price, delivery capacity, location, as well as the forestry management practices employed in the growing and harvesting of the trees from which the wood products are sourced.

Ensure Sustainable and Reliable Practices throughout the Chain of Custody

Assure consumers and retailers that forests and plantations supplying particular wood products are being well managed.

Forestry Standards & Schemes

SAI Global’s expert auditors and accredited certification processes provide Forestry Managers with the ability to declare that their forests meet recognised standards of best practice. Mill managers with a Chain of custody in place may make claims about their products as coming from certified, recycled, or responsible sources.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international not-for-profit organisation that sets the standards for responsibly managed forests.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
The SFI Program is a North American program comprising of Forest Management, Fiber Sourcing and Chain of Custody.
Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
AS 4707 Chain of Custody for Forest Products
AS 4707 provides all organisations in the wood or wood products certification chain with the minimum criteria and requirements to implement a credible system.