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Invitation to stakeholder consultation about the forestry in the Tasmanian region

22nd March 2017: DNV GL has issued a certificate according to FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005) to Forico. Thestandard covers PURCHASE of timber that is not FSC certified. It does NOT cover forest owners but theorganizations that buy timber.DNV GL Business Assurance will conduct the audit during the first week of May 2017.We need to get your comments at least 3 weeks before the start of the audit. This invitation toconsultation is about the forestry in general in the geographical area: Tasmania, Australia.

DNV GL Business Assurance wishes to get your comments on the forestry sector in this region, for some specific issues, see the questions below. Please see the document attached.

Stakeholder Consultation - Softwood Plantation Exporters (SPE)

18th March 2017: Softwood Plantation Exporters (SPE) is a dynamic joint venture between sawmilling company AKD Softwoods (AKD) and plantation grower HVP Plantations (HVP). Having been in operation since 1996, SPE operates from a static mill located at the Port of Geelong. Through the Port, SPE consistently and efficiently delivers high quality plantation woodchips to export customers throughout the year. SPE is currently certified under chain of custody and controlled wood standards and is now transitioning to version 3 of the controlled wood standard. The survey relates to planned supplies of plantation softwood material from Victoria and South Australia for the period of April 2017-April 2018.

SPE would appreciate relevant stakeholders to take time to complete this survey. Please complete the survey by 24th April 2017. Read the full details in the letter below.

Notification of FSC® Controlled Wood Evaluation Audit of Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products (Central & Northern Region) Pty Ltd

1st March 2017: Scientific Certification Systems Inc. t/a SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) controlled wood (CW) evaluation audit of Carter Holt Harvey Wood Products (Central & Northern Region) Pty Ltd (CHH) (SCS-COC-004912) for wood harvested from third party softwood plantations in Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia and Green Triangle Region of the South East of South Australia and South West Victoria. The audit will be conducted week commencing the 10th of April 2017 at the company office and saw mill in Mount Gambier, ship loading facility in Portland Victoria, three plantation harvest locations located in the Mounty Lofty Ranges and Mount Gambier in South Australia and South West Victoria and four saw mills in the supply chain to CHH.

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

FSC controlled wood stakeholder consultation process for Carter Holt Harvey in South Australia and Victoria

23rd February 2017: Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia (Central and Northern Regions) Pty Ltd have certification to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard for Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005) for the export woodchip market. This involves ensuring wood is sourced from forests where High Conservation Values (HCV) are not threatened. Enclosed is a document that summarises how Carter Holt Harvey have gone about this.

Your comments are invited on the contents of this document.

Please respond by close of business 4th April 2017 to Mark.Ellis at chhwoodproducts.com point au

Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd - Controlled Wood Consultation Process

27th February 2017: 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.

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