Audit Notifications & Stakeholder Consultation

All FSC related consultations are listed on this page.

New consultations are always announced on this page and in the monthly FSC Australia newsletter.
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If you have a consultation you would like to see listed here please email info at au.fsc point org with a summary of your consultation and all related documents. Please send by the last day of the month to be published in the next month's edition.

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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’ 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.

Since the initial consultation period in November 2019, Wespine has updated the procedures in relation to risk of sourcing wood from land converted from native forest. Wespine has consulted available information and based on their assessment on each supplier, have determined that they have extremely low risk of sourcing material from areas of conversion.

The current FSC National Risk Assessment for Australia FSC-NRA-AU V1-1, identifies the risk in WA as 'Specified' and requires action in order to eliminate sourcing wood from these areas. Pages 12 to 16 pages 23, 26, 28, 31 and page 32 of the document attached include the changes. Please also note the addition of triggers and storage of information on page 32.

Your comments on Wespine Industries’ procedure for the Verification of Controlled Wood Supply are now invited via email to shanaread at gmail point com by March 13th 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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