A few simple steps to get the Responsible Wood label on your products.
Source Responsible Wood-certified products
Responsible Wood-certified material is available across Australia. In fact, more than 90% of Australia’s commercial forests are certified under the Responsible Wood certification scheme. Many of the forest-based products you are procuring may already feature Responsible Wood certification and only a few simple steps will be needed for the final product to carry the Responsible Wood label.
First, develop and implement a procurement policy to include your preference for Responsible Wood-certified materials. Responsible Wood certification is available for a huge range of forest-based products, from stationary to furniture, packaging and even food and clothing.
Setting out your requirement for Responsible Wood within your procurement policy will provide you with a clear pathway to increase your share of certified sustainable material, helping you to achieve your responsible sourcing goals.
Check your suppliers
With over 250 Chain of Custody certified companies across Australia, many of your suppliers may already hold Responsible Wood certification. Contact them and ask them if they have a certificate, or search for them on our database.
If your suppliers already hold a Responsible Wood certificate, request they supply you with Responsible Wood-certified material, and where possible, add the Responsible Wood label to the product – for example on packaging.
If your suppliers do not hold a Responsible Wood certificate, encourage them to obtain Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certification and supply you with Responsible Wood-certified material. If needed, you can find a range of benefits of Responsible Wood certification within the Supply Chain Company section of our website.
Search for suppliers
If your current suppliers are unable to achieve Responsible Wood certification, or you are looking for new suppliers, you can search for Responsible Wood-certified companies on our online database.