New sustainable forestry management standard
A new standard provides forest owners and managers with environmental, economic, social, and cultural criteria that
support the sustainable management of forests.
NZS AS 4708:2014 – Sustainable forest management
is a voluntary standard that may be applied to any forests being managed for the production of forest products and
forest services, whether native or planted forests. It can be used by forest managers who are seeking independent,
accredited third party certification of their forest management system and practices. Certification to the standard is a
response to market demands that forest products and forest services come from well managed forests.
NZS AS 4708:2014 is an adoption of an Australian standard AS 4708:2013, with modifications to reflect New Zealand
NZS AS 4708:2014 can be purchased from Standards New Zealand www.standards.co.nz