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Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd

Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd (Tumut) is a paper manufacturing facility located in NSW. Visy procures fibre from softwood plantations and sawmills within NSW, ACT and Northern Victoria.

Visy is currently certified to FSC-STD-40-005 (v2-1), and FSC-STD-40-004 and will be assessed for FSC's latest standard Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood FSC-STD-40-005 (v3-0).

As a requirement of the FSC Standard, Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood, Visy seeks comment from interested and affected stakeholders who may have an interest in Visy's softwood procurement activities, the activities of its suppliers, or be directly affected by Visy's softwood procurement activities. Feedback is sought primarily on HCVs within the sourcing area, or in relation to Visy's prescribed control measures and risk designation.

Visy requests that all stakeholders read the Visy Controlled Wood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan 2017 and Visy Pulp and Paper DDS Process Summary. These documents can be downloaded on the Visy website.

Please complete the attached Stakeholder Response Template with comment/feedback by 14th April, 2017.

Feedback should be sent to Carlie Porteous carlie.porteous@visy.com.au. Please advise in your response if you do not consent to the publication of your comments.


Controlled wood consultation for Wespine Industries Pty Ltd

Wespine Industries Pty Ltd is conducting an Annex 3 surveillance audit on supply as part of their verification program for controlled wood sources under FSC-STD-40-005(V2-1) EN. The assessment process is available below. Interested stakeholders should view this document. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 26/02/2017. Feedback should be sent to shanaread@gmail.com.


Public Notification for FSC Controlled Wood Surveillance audit of Wespine Industries Pty Ltd

Scientific Certification Systems t/a SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a controlled wood (CW) Surveillance audit of Wespine Industries Pty Ltd (SCS-COC-005153) for wood harvested from third party plantations in South West Western Australia. The audit will be conducted week commencing 27th of February 2017 at the Wespine Industries Pty Ltd saw mill and Chip mill in Dardanup WA, and four plantation harvest locations located near the towns of Bunbury, Bridgetown, Collie and Bussleton in South West Western Australia.

SCS will conduct an independent field audit to assess conformity of the company’s Verification Program for third party wood sources and to verify that stakeholder consultation has been undertaken according to the FSC-STD-40-005v2.1. This will occur before, during and after the field work, but prior to completion of the audit report.

All FSC Controlled Wood certificate holders are required to be evaluated against FSC-STD-40-005 v3.0 by 30th of June 2017 and the Wespine evaluation will occur separately


Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Evaluation Audit of Queensland Commodity Exports Pty Ltd

Scientific Certification Systems Inc. t/a SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) controlled wood (CW) evaluation audit of Queensland Commodity Exports (QCE) Pty Ltd (SCS-COC-005169) for wood harvested from third party hardwood plantations in South East Queensland and Northern NSW. The audit will be conducted between the 13th and 16th of March 2017 at the QCE office and Port of Brisbane Chip handling facility, two plantation harvest locations and saw mills in the supply chain to QCE.

As part of the FSC certification evaluation, SCS is currently seeking stakeholder input regarding the relevance, effectiveness or adequacy of the QCE Due Diligence System (DDS) to avoid material from unacceptable sources.

Call for Public Participation

SCS is seeking comments on the controlled wood source of QCE or other topics relevant to the FSC Controlled Wood Standard 40-005v3.0 against which they are being assessed. Comments can be submitted via email, standard mail, or facsimile to our Lead auditor or SCS representative whose details are listed in the document below.

Please download the document below for more details.


Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Evaluation Audit of Tas Land and Forest Pty Ltd

Scientific Certification Systems Inc. t/a SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) controlled wood (CW) evaluation audit of Tas Land and Forest Pty Ltd (TL&F) (SCS-COC-005406) for wood harvested from third party hardwood plantations in Northern Tasmania. The audit will be conducted between the 27th and 28th of February 2017 at the TL&F office in Devonport, two plantation harvest locations near the towns of Dulverton and Sassafras.

As part of the FSC certification evaluation, SCS is currently seeking stakeholder input regarding the relevance, effectiveness or adequacy of the TL&F Due Diligence System (DDS) to avoid material from unacceptable sources.

Call for Public Participation

SCS is seeking comments on the controlled wood source of TL&F or other topics relevant to the FSC Controlled Wood Standard 40-005v3.0 against which they are being assessed. Comments can be submitted via email, standard mail, or facsimile to our Lead auditor or SCS representative whose details are listed in the document below.

Please download the document below for more information.


Queensland Commodity Exports Pty Ltd - Stakeholder consultation (supporting documentation made available 11/01/2017)

Seeking Comment from interested stakeholders

Queensland Commodity Exports (QCE) Pty Ltd is a wood processing and export facility located in Brisbane.

QCE is certified to the following FSC standards:

  • FSC Standard for Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-STD-40-004 V2-1 EN); and
  • FSC Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V2-1 EN); and
  • is in the process of upgrading to the new version of the FSC controlled wood standard, ‘Requirements for Sourcing FSC® Controlled Wood’ (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 EN).

QCE is commencing stakeholder consultations regarding the management of high conservation values (HCV) associated with QCE’s plantation wood sources. QCE purchase plantation wood from commercial plantation managers (eg. HQPlantations, FCNSW), small private forest owners and several local sawmills in Southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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:

  • identifying High Conservation Values (HCVs) and threats to them, including biodiversity, forest productive capacity, forest ecosystem health, soil and water, cultural 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 24th February 2017. Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached. Feedback should be sent to fscenquiries@qldcommodity.com.au


***supporting documentation made available 11/01/2017


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