Presentation on theme: "Revision of AS 4708 and AS 4707. AFSL announces the 5-yearly revision process of the Australian Standards for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708)"— Presentation transcript:
AFSL announces the 5-yearly revision process of the Australian Standards for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody of wood and wood products (AS 4707).
Who is involved ◦ Australian Forestry Standard Limited ◦ Standards Revision project team and secretariat ◦ Standards Reference Committee ◦ Key Stakeholder groups and all interested parties.
The revision will be a concentrated and collaborative process spanning 2 years. Intensive public participation plan Fully engage all stakeholders groups and interested parties within and connected to sustainable forestry and the supply chain of wood and wood products.
◦ DR PAUL BIGGS CHAIR, Standards Reference Committee for the revision of AS 4078 – Sustainable Forest Management
AS4708 adopted in 2007 Process for a new Standard or a Revision of a Standard ◦ AS 4707 revision completion date is 2011 ◦ AS 4708 revision completion date is 2012 Review conducted under the guidelines of Standards Australia
9 criteria for economic social environmental cultural values Principal assurance – forests well managed Linkage with international criteria, standards Does not replace regulatory/policy role of governments
Original– technical reference committee of 20 Similar group (SRC) for review Simpler review ◦ Standard in place ◦ Support from FitzpatrickWoods
Concentrated and collaborative process spanning 2 years. Full stakeholder engagement within and connected to sustainable forestry and the supply chain Rigorous adherence to national, international processes and guidelines, science and evidence
Success will come from shared responsibility in evolution of the one Australian Standard. Engaging with as many interested groups as possible 20 voluntary members - balance of forest owners and managers, industry, environment, scientific, community and consumer interests Peak bodies, business, individuals
SRC has responsibility of the reviews and ultimate decision making powers The AFSL Board and CEO have no content decision making powers in these review processes.
Participation Kit ◦ Guideline ◦ Procedure for Representation ◦ Code of Conduct ◦ Nomination Form
AS 4708 ◦ Revised AS4708 Standard ◦ Guideline for implementation ◦ Guideline for interpretation ◦ Technical reports and technical specifications AS 4707 ◦ Revised AS4707 Standard ◦ Guideline for implementation ◦ Guideline for interpretation ◦ Technical reports and technical specifications
Australian Standard for Forest Management and wood products chain of custody that can be recognised by multiple international schemes. Develop the Australian Standards as Australia/New Zealand Standards and rebadge as AS/NZ 4708 and AS/NZ 4707
1. Finalise Standards Reference Committees (SRC) 2. Finalise Key Criteria for the revision of each Standard 3. Finalise Project Plans 4. Develop Public Consultation papers 5. Publish Public Consultation papers for comment 6. Manage, receive and prepare summaries of public comments/recommendations
7. Develop a detailed response and commence consultation on recommendations with SRCs 8. Finalise DRAFT Revised Standard submit for AFSL Board approval to proceed 9. Publish final DRAFT for public comment 10. Finalise Standard and submit for AFSL Board approval to proceed with SA final approval process.
What is the expected time commitment of a SRC Member? Can the revision take longer, or shorter than the expected timeframe? How do you get consensus? How many meetings, and are they all required to be in person? If you are not an SRC Member, can you observe the meetings?