The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is certified to the:
AS4708:2013 - Sustainable Forest Managment (SFM). Note that the FPC's certification excludes their sandalwood business and some other operations. SFM is internationally recognised by the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC)
ISO14001:2015 – Environmental Management System (EMS), the international standard for environmental management systems. The FPC's whole business is certified against this standard.
These standards and systems ensure the FPC manage the forests to the highest possible standard and allow customers buying WA timbers to be sure they have come from independently certified forests.
These certifications are received after undergoing a rigorous auditing process of their management systems. In order to maintain certification the FPC must also demonstrate they are continually improving their forest management systems.
The FPC is currently undergoing an Assessment of its forest management practices to determine whether the salvage operations and recovery of forest products prior to commencement of mining activities and the subsequent post-mining rehabilitation of mine sites is consistent with the requirements of the standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708:2013). The assessment is being undertaken by British Standards Institute (BSI). For further information please contact the FPC via:
Phone: (08) 9363 4600
Written feedback can also be sent to:
Forest Products Commission
Locked Bag 888
Perth Business Centre
Western Australia 6849
Scope of the Environmental Management System
The FPC's Environmental Management System scope includes the processes involved in the planning and management of harvesting operations, post-harvest re-establishment activities and the transport and sale (nationally and internationally) of forest products associated with plantations, native forests and sandalwood. The scope also covers the development and maintenance of associated infrastructure and the physical boundaries of the FPC’s EMS.
Summary management plan
The FPC has developed a Guide to forest management planning for plantations and South West native forests to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Forest Management (AS4708:2013). This provides an overview of our forest management in the areas that are certified under SFM or otherwise referred to as our defined forest area. Defined forest area maps are available on the links below.
SFM summary audit reports
On request, we provide members of the public with copies of our summary SFM audit reports. To request a copy of these you can contact us on (08) 9363 4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SFM certification certificate and scope (PDF 1.78 MB)
SFM defined forest area
EMS certification certificate and scope (PDF 707 KB)