The Forest Products Commission is certified to the:
AS4708:2013 - Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). Note that the FPC's certification excludes their sandalwood business and some other operations. AFS is internationally recognised by the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC)
ISO14001:2015 – Environmental Management System (EMS), the international standard for environmental management systems. The FPC's whole business is certified against this standard.
These standards and systems ensure the FPC manage the forests to the highest possible standard and allow customers buying WA timbers to be sure they have come from independently certified forests.
These certifications are received after undergoing a rigorous auditing process of their management systems. In order to maintain certification the FPC must also demonstrate they are continually improving their forest management systems.
Scope of the Environmental Management System
The FPC's Environmental Management System scope includes the processes involved in the planning and management of harvesting operations, post-harvest re-establishment activities and the transport and sale (nationally and internationally) of forest products associated with plantations, native forests and sandalwood. The scope also covers the development and maintenance of associated infrastructure and the physical boundaries of the FPC’s EMS.
Summary management plan
The FPC has developed a Summary management plan for plantations and South West native forests to meet the requirements of the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708:2013). This provides an overview of our forest management in the areas that are certified under AFS or otherwise referred to as our defined forest area. Defined forest area maps are available on the links below.
AFS summary audit reports
On request, we provide members of the public with copies of our summary AFS audit reports. To request a copy of these you can contact us on (08) 9363 4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AFS certification certificate and scope (PDF 940 KB)
AFS defined forest area
EMS certification certificate and scope (PDF 215 KB)