Consultations Archive 2017

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.

Queensland Commodity Exports Pty Ltd - Stakeholder consultation extended until 22/03/2017 (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 the 22nd of March. Stakeholders may complete the stakeholder consultation form attached. Feedback should be sent to

***supporting documentation made available 11/01/2017
***consultation has been extended until 22/03/2017

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.

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 point au

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