Consultations Archive 2016

Listed on this page are older FSC related consultations that are now finished. Please refer to the related documents section for specific files related to each consultation.


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.


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


SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) evaluationaudit of Les Walkden Enterprises Pty Ltd for wood harvested from third party pine plantations in the GreenTriangle regions of Victoria and South Australia. The audit will take place at the Les Walkden EnterprisesPty Ltd office in 134 Darts Road Portland Victoria with field verification audits of 2 FMU’s weekcommencing Monday 29th of August, 2016.

Further information and contact details can be found in the Public Notification Letter available for download below.

Visy Pulp and Paper Annex 3 Verification Process for Controlled Wood Supply

Visy Pulp and Paper Pty Ltd (Tumut) is conducting an assessment of all of its softwood fibre suppliers. Suppliers of pulpwood and sawmill woodchips will be assessed as part of Visy’s Annex 3 verification program for FSC Controlled Wood. This verification process assesses all wood supplied for High Conservation Values as defined in FSC-STD-40-005 (2-1).

Interested Stakeholders should review the attached documents; VPP 1206 Verification of Controlled Wood 2016 and VPP 1206-02 FSC CW Annex 2 Supplier Risk Assessment Jan 2016 before submitting comment.


Please provide comment on the provided document Stakeholder Consultation Form 2016 and submit to carlie.ballagh@visy.com.au by Friday 4 March 2016.

Les Walkden Enterprises Pty Ltd: Verification of controlled wood supply according to FSC-STD-40-005(V2-1) EN Annex 3: woodchip supply.

Les Walkden Enterprises (LWE) Pty Ltd is working through the process required to achieve Controlled Wood Certification status.  A summary of these proposed practices is below:


Les Walkden Enterprises is seeking to purchase both certified and non-certified softwood logs in the Green Triangle Region for the purposes of chipping and on-selling. It is expected the end-use will be as supply of high quality woodchip for the pulp and paper industry, most likely offshore. As per Controlled Wood requirements, LWE will inspect and audit all potential sources of logs from non-FSC certified growers. Only wood from growers that meet the requirements of the audit will be purchased by LWE for processing.Your feedback, or any request for further information, is welcomed via email or telephone as per the details below. 


Mike Lawson
+61 448 383 583
mike@walkden.com.au

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Surveillance Audit of Visy Pulp & Paper Pty Ltd Tumut Mill

SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) surveillance audit of Visy Pulp & Paper Pty Ltd (SCS-COC-003987) for wood harvested from third party plantations in South East New South Wales and ACT. The audit will be conducted week commencing 7th of March 2016 at the Visy Pulp & Paper Pty Ltd mill in Tumut, NSW and will include visits to four plantation harvest locations and supply chain audits.

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. This will occur before, during and after the field work, but prior to completion of the audit report.

Notification of Planned FSC Certification Evaluation of Norske Skog Paper Mills

Summary:  As part of an upcoming Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certification evaluation, SCS is currently seeking stakeholder input regarding the forest management program and practices of Norske Skog Paper Mills.  Please comment via email or contact our offices (contact information in document available for download below).

Midway Ltd. High Conservation Value Forest Category 4 Assessment

Biosis Pty Ltd has been contracted by Midway Ltd. to undertake an assessment of High Conservation Value Forest Category 4 (HCV4) - forests that provide basic services of nature in critical situations - as part of Midway's commitment to meeting the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council standard for controlled wood FSC-STD-30-010. We would like to invite all interested stakeholders to contribute to the assessment. Please review the document available for download below and provide your submission in writing before 4th March 2016 to rsimkin@biosis.com.au. Any queries can be directed to Rohan Simkin on (03) 8686 4829.

South West Fibre Pty Ltd annex 3 verification process for controlled wood supply

19/02/16 South West Fibre Pty Ltd annex 3 verification process for controlled wood supplySouth West Fibre Pty Ltd is conducting an Annex 3 assessment and verification process on supply as part of their verification program for controlled wood sources under FSC-STD-40-005(V2-1) EN. A public briefing of the assessment is available for download below. Interested stakeholders should view this document. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 13/05/2016.Feedback should be sent to fscenquiries@southwestfibre.com.au

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assessment of forest management by SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd T/A SFM Forest Products

In April 2016 Soil Association Certification Ltd will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assessment of forest management by SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd T/A SFM Forest Products against the requirements of the Woodmark Generic Checklist (ST-FM-001-07; Oct 2012) adapted for use in Australia ST-FM-001-07 Aus (version 5.1; 2014) (you can view this standard at http://www.sacert.org/woodmark/forestmanagementcer […] .

A full list of sites managed by SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd T/A SFM Forest Products is available to view at [url=http://info.fsc.org/details.php?id=a024000000NPmUnAAL type=certificate return=certificate.php]http://info.fsc.org/[/url]

If you have comments about
a) forest management carried out by SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd T/A SFM Forest Products and/or
b) the Standard being used

Please complete the feedback form available for download below and return it to wmconsultation at soilassociation point org by 30th March 2016. If your comments are site specific, please state very clearly which site they refer to.

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Surveillance Audit of Carter Holt Harvey Central Northern Region Pty Ltd

SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) surveillance audit of CHH Central Northern Region Pty Ltd (SCS-COC-004912) for wood harvested from third party plantations in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle Region of the South East of South Australia and South West Victoria. The audit will be conducted week commencing 28th of March 2016 at the company office in Mt Gambier and ship loading facility in Portland Victoria, the supply chain and four plantation harvest locations located near Mt Gambier in South Australia and South West Victoria.

Call for Public Participation
SCS welcomes comments on the controlled wood source of CHH Central Northern Region or other topics relevant to the FSC Controlled Wood Standard 40-005v2.1 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 below. The SCS auditor can make arrangements to allow stakeholders to meet with him during the evaluation upon request. Contact details are available in document below.

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Re-Certification Audit of Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd

SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) Re-certification audit of Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd (SCS-COC-005237) for wood harvested from third party pine and hardwood plantations in the north east and south east of Tasmania. The audit will take place at the Norske Skog Boyer paper mill with field verification audits of two FMU’s week commencing Tuesday 26th of April 2016.

Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd is required to maintain a field verification program in relation to High Conservation Values at the Forest Management Unit (FMU) level, which includes appropriate stakeholder consultation.

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. This will occur before, during and after the field work, but prior to completion of the audit report.

Call for Public Participation
SCS welcomes comments on the controlled wood source of Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd or other topics relevant to the FSC Controlled Wood Standard 40-005v2.1 against which they are being assessed.

Forico Annex 3 Verification Assessment

Forico purchases plantation wood from third party suppliers throughout Tasmania. In accordance with the requirement of the FSC Controlled Wood standard (FSC-STD-40-005; V2-1), Forico carries out an Annex 3 verification program on all non-certified wood supply.

The Annex 3 process examines the measures applied to protect High Conservation Values (HCVs) known or likely to be present in forest areas where Forico has purchased wood. Field audits are conducted as part of the assessment process to assess compliance to key HCV criteria. To assist stakeholders to provide feedback, the Forico FSC Controlled Wood risk assessment, which includes a description of the Forico verification assessment program, is attached for reference.

Please provide feedback by the 16th June 2016, either:

  • through written submissions: Address to the Certification and Compliance Manager, PO Box 5316, Launceston 7250;
  • personal presentation to the Certification and Compliance Manager: 10 Techno Park Drive, Launceston;
  • via email: forico at forico.com point au; or

if you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Certification and Compliance Manager: (03) 6335 5201.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assessment of forest management by Albany Plantation Forest Company of Australia Pty. Ltd.

In June 2016 Soil Association will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assessment of forest management by Albany Plantation Forest Company of Australia Pty. Ltd. against the requirements of the Soil Association’s Standard for Forest management adapted for Australia (v5.1; 2014). The assessment will be carried out within Plantations managed by Albany Plantation Forest Company of Australia Pty. Ltd (General location; Lat: 35°South, Long: 118° East).
If you have comments about;

a) forest management carried out by Albany Plantation Forest Company of Australia Pty. Ltd. and/or
b) the Standard being used (you can view this standard at www.soilassociation.org/forestry)

Please complete the feedback form available for download below and return it to forestryconsultation at soilassociation point org by 24th May 2016. If your comments are site specific, please state very clearly which site they refer to.

Controlled Wood Consultation for Southern Pacific Fibre Pty. Ltd.

Southern Pacific Fibre 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 18/06/2016. Feedback should be sent to shanaread at gmail point com

Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd -Bell Bay in Tasmania and Tarpeena in South Australia - Annex 3 assessment and verification

Timberlink Australia Pty Ltd is a plantation pine sawmiller with mills at Bell Bay in Tasmania and Tarpeena in South Australia. We are conducting an Annex 3 assessment and verification process on supply as part of our verification program for controlled wood sources under FSC-STD-40-005(V2-1) EN.

A document describing our verification system can be downloaded below. Interested stakeholders should view this document and are invited to give comment/feedback by 30/06/2016. Written feedback should be sent to tinnes at timberlinkaustralia.com point au; or stakeholders may arrange to make a personal presentation via the same email address by phoning 03 6380 2969.

Stakeholders are also invited to contact FSC Australia to discuss the process and receive a copy of the relevant standard, contact info at au.fsc point org

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Evaluation Audit of Southern Pacific Fibre Pty Ltd

SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) evaluation audit of Southern Pacific Fibre Pty Ltd for wood harvested from third party hardwood plantations in south West Western Australia. The audit will take place at the Southern Pacific Fibre Pty Ltd office in Esperance WA with field verification audits of 2 FMU’s week commencing Monday 6th of June, 2016.

Southern Pacific Fibre Pty Ltd is required to maintain a field verification program in relation to High Conservation Values at the Forest Management Unit (FMU) level, which includes appropriate stakeholder consultation.

SCS welcomes comments on the controlled wood source of Southern Pacific Fibre Pty Ltd or other topics relevant to the FSC Controlled Wood Standard 40-005v2.1 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 below. The SCS auditor can make arrangements to allow stakeholders to meet with him during the evaluation upon request. Contact details available in document available for download below.

The Evaluation audit is scheduled to occur between Wednesday 8th – 9th of June, 2016.

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Re-Certification Audit of Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd

SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) Re-certification audit of Mitsui Bussan Woodchip Oceania Pty Ltd (SCS-COC-005216) for wood harvested from third party Acacia plantations in the Tiwi Islands NT. The audit will take place at the wood chip handling facility at Port Melville with field verification audits of plantation harvest locations in the Tiwi Islands during the week commencing the 11th of July, 2016.

Further information and contact details can be found in the Public Notification Letter available for download below.

Forest Management carried out by Forico Pty Limited (Certificate Number SA-FM/COC-004896)

In early September 2016 we will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) forest management surveillance assessment against the requirements of the Australia Generic Standard (Adapted) v5.1 dated May 2014 within forests managed by Forico Pty Limited.

The general location is: Latitude 42 degrees 54 minutes South; Longitude 146 degrees 17 minutes East.If you have comments about;

a) forest management carried out by Forico Pty Limited and/or

b) the Standard being used (you can view the standard at www.soilassociation.org/certification/forestry/about-certification/forest-management-fm/fm-standards/ please complete the attached feedback form and return it to
forestryconsultation@soilassociation.org by 25th August 2016.

If your comments are site specific, please state very clearly which site they refer to.

The Forest Products Commission’s karri forest management

The Forest Products Commission’s karri forest management

The Forest Products Commission (the Commission) are currently seeking comment on their June 2016 version of the Karri forest management plan (the Plan). A consultation period will be running from 29 June to 29 July 2016. Comments received during this time will enable the Commission to consider feedback prior to their August 2016 external audit against the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) Controlled Wood standard (FSC-STD-030-010; licence code: FSC-C120630). For further information please refer to the Commission’s website on the following link:

http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/forest-management/indepen […]

Forest Management carried out by Forest Products Commission Western Australia (Certificate Code SA-CW/FM-004537)

In August 2016 Soil Association will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) surveillance assessment of forest management by Forest Products Commission Western Australia within the Karri Forest Management Unit (General location; GR: Latitude116 deg, E, Longitude 34 deg S). The assessment is being carried out against the requirements of the FSC Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-030-010 v2.0). You can view the standard at www.soilassociation.org/forestry

If you would like to make a comment about;

a) forest management carried out by Forest Products Commission Western Australia and/or

b) the Standard being used

then please complete the feedback form available for download below and return it to forestryconsultation at soilassociation point org by 28th July 2016. If your comments are site specific, please state very clearly which site they refer to.

Bunbury - Stakeholder Consultation

Bunbury Fibre Exports Pty Ltd (BFE) is a plantation woodchip export company operating from Berth 8, Bunbury Harbour. BFE sources plantation grown blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) from corporate and private plantation growers (grown on private property) throughout the south west of Western Australia.

BFE and FSC hereby invite stakeholders to have an input to BFE’s management of HCV’s in this respect. While all feedback is welcome there is no obligation on you to participate in this process.

BFE invites you make comment on this or have BFE staff explain this process to you in more detail. BFE will take any relevant comments and feedback and use this to better enhance BFE’s approach and management of the procurement and timber harvest process and management of private property harvest operations in the south west of Western Australia. BFE would like to receive your comments by 31st October 2016.

Should you supply a reply, BFE would like to publish this feedback and comment on the BFE website http://exports.bunburyfibre.com.au/

Please address all feedback to: bhumble at bunburyfibre.com point au

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Evaluation Audit of Les Walkden Enterprises Pty Ltd

SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a chain of custody (CoC) and controlled wood (CW) evaluationaudit of Les Walkden Enterprises Pty Ltd for wood harvested from third party pine plantations in the GreenTriangle regions of Victoria and South Australia. The audit will take place at the Les Walkden EnterprisesPty Ltd office in 134 Darts Road Portland Victoria with field verification audits of 2 FMU’s weekcommencing Monday 29th of August, 2016.

Further information and contact details can be found in the Public Notification Letter available for download below.

Midway Limited – FSC-STD-40-005 V2-1 Annex 3 verification process for controlled wood supply.

Midway is conducting an Annex 3 assessment and verification process on supply as part of their verification program for controlled wood sources under FSC-STD-40-005(V2-1) EN. A public briefing notice and links to relevant documentation is provided below. Interested stakeholders should view this document. Stakeholders are invited to give comment/feedback by 4th November 2016. Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached. Feedback should be sent to ForestManagementEnquiries@midway-pl.com.au.

HVP Plantations’ Forest Management Plan 2016_2017.

HVP Plantations hopes you maybe interested in reviewing and/or providing comment on HVP Plantations’ ForestManagement Plan 2016_2017.HVP is interested in yourinput to, and opinion on, the plan and will consider the views of allstakeholders responding to the plan. The plan has been modified based oncomments received last year.The plan can be downloadedfrom the HVP Plantations’ website which canbe accessed by clicking hereand going to the bottom of the webpage. Click on the download box toward thebottom left hand side of the Forest Management web page.HVP are keen to receive anycomments by October 28th 2016.Please direct your replies toinfo@hvp.com.au

Evaluation of the AKD Softwoods [Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd] to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood

Outline: As part of the evaluation to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood, Global-Mark seeks stakeholder participation. Please supply your comments by email to the contact listed below.

Details: The organisation named above seeks Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] Chain of Custody [CoC] with Controlled Wood [CW] certification for their sawmill operations.

Assessment will be against FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0. A copy of the standard is available from:
https://ic.fsc/org/en/certification/requirements-guidance/normative-framework/standards

The audit will take place at the organisation’s office in Colac with field verification audits of a sample of Forest Management Unit s [FMU] of the supply area in the week commencing Monday 21st November 2016.

Evaluation of the N.F. McDonnell & Sons [McDonnell Industries Pty Ltd] to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood

Outline: As part of the evaluation to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 Requirements for Sourcing FSCControlled Wood, Global-Mark seeks stakeholder participation. Please supply yourcomments by email to the contact listed below.


Details: The organisation named above seeks Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] Chain ofCustody [CoC] with Controlled Wood [CW] certification for their sawmill operations.


Assessment will be against FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0. A copy of the standard is available from:https://ic.fsc/org/en/certification/requirements-g […]


The audit will take place at the organisation’s office in Mt Gambier with field verificationaudits of a sample of Forest Management Unit s [FMU] of the supply area in the weekcommencing Monday 21st November 2016.

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

In December 2016 we will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assessment of forest management by Bunbury Fibre Plantations Pty Ltd against the requirements of the Woodmark Generic Checklist (ST-FM-001-07; Oct 2012) adapted for use in Australia ST-FM-001-07 Aus (version 5.1; 2014).

A full list of sites within the scope of the evaluation of Bunbury Fibre Plantations Pty Ltd is attached with this consultation document and feedback regarding management practices at any of these sites is welcome.

If you have comments about;

a) forest management carried out by Bunbury Fibre Plantations Pty Ltd or at sites within their Group Scheme and/or
b) the Standard being used (you can view this standard at www.soilassociation.org/forestry)

Please complete the attached feedback form and return it to forestryconsultation@soilassociation.org by 24th November 2016. If your comments are site specific, please state very clearly which site they refer to.

Thank you in advance for your time.

AKD Softwoods chain of custody and controlled wood certification – management and protection of High Conservation Values

AKD Softwoods is a 100% Australian owned Pinus radiata plantation forestry and timber processing company based in Colac Victoria. AKD has been independently certified to the chain of custody and controlled wood standards since 2010.

AKD is undertaking annual consultations with identified stakeholders regarding the forest management activities of its suppliers. Current suppliers include OneFortyOne, Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP) and material from AKD’s own forest resource. The management activities relate to supplies for 2016 and 2017 sourced from South Australia and Victoria.

Part of the process requires us to examine the practices of our suppliers of plantation grown softwood logs to ensure that they are managing High Conservation Values (HCV) in their forestry operations.

To qualify, suppliers must demonstrate a strong system of control and that control must be supported by a majority of stakeholders.

There is a published risk assessment developed for Australia which is available from the website www.info.fsc.org.

We now need to ask you if you believe the control measures implemented (as assessed during AKD audits of suppliers) meet the requirements of a strong system of control for High Conservation Values.

For the purpose of this consultation, HCV’s are split into six categories, some of which may not apply.

Please review the information appended to this paper (below) and record your responses in the spaces.

AKD appreciates your time and input into the consideration of our process of assessing our suppliers’ management of high conservation values. Please return your comments electronically and return to Neil Harris by 22/11/2016 or, alternatively, you may schedule a time to present your comments in person to the auditor at the upcoming audit.

Notification of WAPRES FSC Forest Management, CoC and Controlled Wood Audit

For your information as a stakeholder or potential stakeholder in WAPRES (WA Plantation Resources) operations:
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) will soon be conducting an audit of WAPRES against the FSC Forest Management, he FSC Chain of Custody and FSC Controlled Wood standards.

For FSC Forest Management, WAPRES will be audited to the SCS Interim Standard for Natural Forest and Plantation Forest Management Certification in Australia.

The audits will also be conducted on a selection of external plantations where WAPRES has sourced wood of privately owned properties within the South West of Western Australia over the past 12 months.

Further information can be found at WAPRES and FSC Australia
The audit will start on the 5th of December and conclude on 9th of December 2016.

Stakeholder engagement and input is an important component of the audit process. Please direct any Forest Management feedback to the lead auditor Tuesday Phelan (tuesdayphelan@gmail.com) and feedback for CoC/Controlled Wood to the lead auditor Graeme Lea (graeme.lea@ftcg.com.au) or for both to WAPRES (management.systems@wapres.com.au).

Notification of FSC Controlled Wood Evaluation Audit of WA Chip & Pulp Co Pty Ltd (WAPRES)

Scientific Certification Systems Inc. t/a SCS Global Services (SCS) is conducting a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) controlled wood (CW) evaluation audit of WAPRES (SCS-COC-004093) for wood harvested from third party hardwood plantations in South West Western Australia. The audit will be conducted between the 7th and 9th of December 2016 at the WA Pulp & Chip Co Pty Ltd office in Bunbury, the Port of Bunbury Chip handling facility, Manjimup chipping facility and plantation harvest locations.

As part of the FSC certification evaluation, SCS is currently seeking stakeholder input regarding the relevance, effectiveness or adequacy of the WAPRES Due Diligence System (DDS) to avoid material from unacceptable sources.
The Plantations owned and managed by WAPRES will be audited separately under the SCS Interim Standard
For Natural Forest and Plantation Forest Management Certification in Australia v4.0.

Please see document below for further details.

© Forest Stewardship Council® · FSC® F000201