Audit Notifications & Stakeholder Consultation

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Wespine Industries Stakeholder Consultation

Wespine Industries are current holders of a Controlled Wood certificate under FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC® Controlled Wood for Pinus radiata plantation timbers sourced from private suppliers and from the Western Australia Forestry Products Commission (FPC).

For all suppliers including third party private growers, detailed records are kept of supplying blocks and these are made available to auditors as part of the Wespine Industries FSC Chain of Custody system.

The attached document outlines the Due Diligence System (DDS) under FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 REQUIREMENTS FOR SOURCING FSC® CONTROLLED WOOD - PART I DUE DILIGENCE SYSTEM developed and implemented by Wespine Industries.

The basis of Wespine Industries’s Due Diligence system is three elements: obtaining information, risk assessment, risk mitigation. Wespine Industries has concluded that there is a strong system of control for wood that it procures.

Your comments on Wespine Industries’ procedure for the Verification of Controlled Wood Supply are now invited via email to shanaread@gmail.com by 8th December 2020.


Seeking Comment from Interested Stakeholders

Plantation Management Partners Pty Ltd is a plantation woodchip and log processor and exporter.PMP’s processing facility is located on Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia. Plantation woodchips and logs are exported through Port Melville.

PMP is seeking certification to the FSC Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood standards (FSC-STD-40-004 & FSC-STD-40-005).

PMP purchase plantation wood exclusively from the Tiwi Plantations Corporation Pty Ltd, trustee for the Tiwi Islander landowner groups on Melville Island.

We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in PMP’s plantation wood supply to offer comment or feedback to PMP in relation to PMP’s processes for ensuring High Conservation Values (HCVs) such as biodiversity, forest ecosystem health, soil and water, cultural and heritage values are identified and protected.

A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is attached. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 20th November 2020.Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached. Feedback should be sent toforestmanagementenquiries@plantationpartners.com.au.


Midway Limited – FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Stakeholder Consultations

Midway Limited is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCV) associated with its plantations wood supply and procurement activities. We invite stakeholders that are involve with or have an interest in forest activities associated with our wood supply to offer comment or feedback in relation to:

  • High Conservation Values (HCV) identification and protection, including biodiversity, soil and water values, cultural and heritage values
  • Controlled wood verification processes
  • Control measures applied to protect HCVs


A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided below. Stakeholders are invited to provide comment/feedback by 29th November 2020. Stakeholders maycomplete the stakeholder consultation form attached. Feedback should be sent to ForestManagementEnquiries@midwaylimited.com.au.


Queensland Commodity Exports Pty Limited – Stakeholder Consultations

Queensland Commodity Exports Pty Limited is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCV) associated with its plantations wood supply and procurement activities.


We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in forest activities associated with our wood supply to offer comment or feedback in relation to:

  • High Conservation Values (HCV) identification and protection, including biodiversity, soil and water values, cultural and heritage values
  • Controlled wood verification processes
  • Control measures applied to protect HCVs

A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided below. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 8th November 2020. Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached.


Feedback should be sent to fscenquiries@qldcommidity.com.au


South West Fibre Pty Ltd – FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Stakeholder Notification

South West Fibre Pty Ltd is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCVs) associated with its plantation wood supply and procurement activities.

We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in forest activities associated with our wood supply to offer comment or feedback in relation to:
- High Conservation Values (HCVs) identification and protection, including biodiversity, soil and water values, cultural and heritage values
- Controlled wood verification processes
- Control measures applied to protect HCVs

A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided below.

Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 16th August 2020. Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached.

Feedback should be sent to fscenquiries@southwestfibre.com.au .


Notification of WAPRES Combined FSC®/RW Forest Management, FSC®/RW CoC, FSC® Controlled Wood and ISO45001/ISO14001 2020 Audit

For your information as a stakeholder or potential stakeholder in WAPRES (WA Plantation Resources) operations, WAPRES would like to notify the following: Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in conjunction with TQCSI, will soon be conducting an audit of WAPRES against the FSC® Forest Management, the FSC® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood, RW Forest Management, the RW Chain of Custody, ISO45001 Occupational Health and Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standards.

The audit will commence on the week Monday the 6th of July 2020. Stakeholder engagement and input is an important component of the audit process.

Please direct any feedback to the auditors
Graeme Lea; graeme.lea@ftcg.com.au (FSC FM, RW FM)
Tuesday Phelan; tuesdayphelan@gmail.com (FSC CoC/CW, RW CoC)
Nick Capobianco; nick@greenmarketing.net.au (ISO14001)
Jade Davison; jade.davison@sa.gov.au (ISO45001)

Or alternatively queries can be sent to WAPRES at management.systems@wapres.com.au who will then forward to the appropriate auditor.


Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd (Visy) annual surveillance audit

Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd (Visy) is a leader in packaging and resource recovery. Our facility located in Tumut, NSW, manufactures quality Kraft Liner.

Visy is committed to ensuring all wood sourced for our supplier’s operations meets responsible sourcing requirements and is extending an invitation for interested stakeholders to comment.

We will soon be undergoing our annual surveillance audit, conducted by SCS Global for FSC Controlled Wood in compliance with the FSC Standard Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood . This audit is scheduled to take place during August. However, current travel restrictions may cause this timing to be adjusted.

As a valued stakeholder, we invite you to comment on the control measures outlined in the Visy Controlled Wood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan, available on our website.

Please select the Stakeholder Response Survey to leave your input. The survey will be open until the end of 2020.

Visy is committed to working collaboratively with our local communities and interested stakeholders. Thank you in advance for your input.


Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd - audit

Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd is being audited against the Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] Chain of Custody [CoC] with Controlled Wood [CW] certification for their forest processing operations.

As part of the evaluation to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood, Global-Mark seeks stakeholder participation by 18 June 2020. Please supply your comments regarding the organisation and/or their due diligence system for sourcing non-FSC material to the email address provided in the public notification letter.

Alternatively, if you wish to provide comments confidentially, there is the opportunity to contact Global-Mark using the contact number provided in the public notification letter.

Assessment will be against FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation are provided below.


Midway Tasmania – Stakeholder Consultation

Midway Tasmania Pty Ltd is a wood processing and export business located in Tasmania. Midway Tasmania is seeking certification to the FSC Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood standards (FSC-STD-40-004 & FSC-STD-40-005) for wood sourced from native regrowth thinning and selective harvest operations from Sustainable Timber Tasmania managed areas and private land.


We invite stakeholders that are involved with or have an interest in Midway Tasmania’s wood supply to offer comment or feedback to Midway Tasmania by the 24th May 2020 in relation to Midway Tasmania’s processes for ensuring High Conservation Values (HCVs) such as biodiversity, forest ecosystem health, soil and water, cultural and heritage values are identified and protected.


A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided below. Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached. Feedback should be sent to fscenquiries@midwaytasmania.com.au.


Wespine Industries Stakeholder Consultation.

Wespine Industries are current holders of a Controlled Wood certificate under FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC® Controlled Wood for Pinus radiata plantation timbers sourced from private suppliers and from the Western Australia Forestry Products Commission (FPC).


For all suppliers including third party private growers, detailed records are kept of supplying blocks and these are made available to auditors as part of the Wespine Industries FSC Chain of Custody system.


The attached document outlines the Due Diligence System (DDS) under FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 REQUIREMENTS FOR SOURCING FSC® CONTROLLED WOOD - PART I DUE DILIGENCE SYSTEM developed and implemented by Wespine Industries.


The basis of Wespine Industries’s Due Diligence system is three elements: obtaining information, risk assessment, risk mitigation. Wespine Industries has concluded that there is a strong system of control for wood that it procures.


Your comments on Wespine Industries’ procedure for the Verification of Controlled Wood Supply are now invited via email to shanaread@gmail.com by 7th December 2020.


Forest Management carried out by Bunbury Fibre Plantations Pty Ltd SA-FM/COC-001528

In January 2020, we will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Forest Management assessment of forest management by Bunbury Fibre Plantations Pty Ltd in AUSTRALIA. They will be assessed against the requirements of the FSC-STD-AUS-01-2018 EN.

A full list of the forest / woodland locations can be viewed here. Feedback regarding management practices at any of these sites is welcome.

We would welcome any comments you have on;
a) forest management carried out by Bunbury Fibre Plantations Pty Ltd and/or sites and/or
b) the FSC Standard being used (you can view this standard at https://fsc.org/en/document-centre)

To comment, please follow the link below to our feedback form and guidance.
https://www.soilassociation.org/certification/fore […]

The deadline for comments is 03-Jan-2020. Thank you in advance for your time.


Wespine Industries Stakeholder Consultation.

Wespine Industries are current holders of a Controlled Wood certificate under FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC® Controlled Wood for Pinus radiata plantation timbers sourced from private suppliers and from the Western Australia Forestry Products Commission (FPC). For all suppliers including third party private growers, detailed records are kept of supplying blocks and these are made available to auditors as part of the Wespine Industries FSC Chain of Custody system.


The attached document outlines the Due Diligence System (DDS) under FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 REQUIREMENTS FOR SOURCING FSC® CONTROLLED WOOD - PART I DUE DILIGENCE SYSTEM developed and implemented by Wespine Industries. The basis of Wespine Industries’s Due Diligence system is three elements: obtaining information, risk assessment, risk mitigation. Wespine Industries has concluded that there is a strong system of control for wood that it procures. Your comments on Wespine Industries’ procedure for the Verification of Controlled Wood Supply are now invited via email to shanaread@gmail.com by January 4th 2020.


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