Chain of Custody

What is Chain of Custody?

Chain of Custody is an environmental certification system that demonstrates an unbroken chain from a certified, sustainable forest, right through to the end user. It ensures that all resource is from responsibly managed forests, and that there is traceability of all resource inputs.

FSC ® Certification

Austral Plywoods is certified for FSC Chain of Custody, covering the production of plywood and particleboard using the transfer system.  We are certified to sell products as FSC 100% (our plywood with full Hoop Pine construction) or FSC Mix (our Hoop faced FR panel).  Should you wish to purchase FSC certified products, please let us know when placing your order. (Download certificate)

AFS/PEFC Certification

The Austral Plywoods product range is also certified for Chain of Custody under AS 4707:2006. The Austral Plywoods Chain of Custody, linked to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS), was awarded through an independently audited process carried out by the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) - accredited by JAS-ANZ. (Download certificate)

Green Star timber credits available

Green Star timber credits are available, both for our FSC and AFS/PEFC products. Please contact us for more information.

Important to us, important to you

Chain of Custody certification is essential for Austral Plywoods, as it demonstrates the importance we place on the responsible management of forests that supply this company. By customers choosing our products, they are supporting responsibly managed timber harvesting and processing, which is vital for the future of Australia's forestry and wood product resources.


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