CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS
ANWE is committed to social, environmental, sustainable forestry and safety management.
Forest and environmental management system certification is audited by an accredited, independent, third-party certification body to ensure compliance and continuous improvement. The auditors chosen are accredited as a certification body under the processes of Joint Accreditation Systems of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) to ensure credibility and transparency in the certification process.
The requirements of environmental management on the ANWE site is currently undertaken by the site operators Pentarch Logistics.
Fuel storage, Stormwater, leachate water management and woody waste management are the main aspects that are considered to require active onsite management.
Pentarch Logistics are engaged by ANWE to conduct the daily operations of the business. This includes the log yard and loading of export products.
As part of its commitment to the environment, Pentarch Logistics holds an Environment Protection Licence (EPL) with the NSW Environmental Protection Authority for activities conducted at the ANWE site.
The Chip Export Terminal’s EPL has a requirement to publish the Pollution Monitoring Results.
It is a requirement of the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) that those with an EPL must have in place a Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP).
CHAIN OF CUSTODY (CoC)
The Chain of Custody Standard (AS 4707) (standard for certified forest products) is an inventory control system that tracks the pathway that forest products take from a Defined Forest Area (DFA) or stated source to the final consumer. It was created to allow labelling of wood products and assure the customer that the product they receive has been produced from sustainably managed forests.
ANWE recognise that it is very important to our customers that the Australian Forestry Certification Scheme (AFCS) has international recognition. This mutual recognition occurs through the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
ANWE recognises that credible independent certification of forest management and chain of custody contributes to sustainable forest management. Therefore, ANWE prioritises the purchase of products from certified sources, favouring labels or certificates that include environmental or sustainability claims that are supported by publicly available standards drawn up in a fully participatory, transparent and objective process and verified by independent third-party auditing.
ANWE has certification to both, the AS4707 and PEFC ST 2002 Chain of Custody standards.
A Due Diligence System (DDS) is a legal requirement of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment Regulations 2013 and an important component of the Chain of Custody standards.
Due Diligence is a framework of processes and procedures designed to ensure that forest products are obtained from legal and responsible sources. These processes involve the gathering of information, a risk assessment of the supply area and risk mitigation if required.
ANWE obtains wood from plantations and native forests managed by the Forestry Corporation of NSW, Vic Forests and Pentarch Forestry all of whom are certified under the AFS/PEFC scheme.
Risk assessments on these wood sources determines whether wood can be accepted as controlled material, if further mitigation is required, or if it cannot be accepted.
For information on the standards above please visit the websites listed in the links section of this page.