• "We are already seeing the cost savings from becoming a ForestFit certified forest contracting business.  We received lower insurance rates and better financing. Our broker said that being a certified business was recognised as lowering our risk profile.  


    Though as a Director the biggest value of being ForestFit certified is that I sleep better at night knowing we have the right systems in place that are annually audited by an independent third party."

    Ian Reid, Austimber Harvesting and Haulage

ForestFit™ Standards

Setting the Standard for forest contracting businesses, ForestFit is working with forest growers to develop a national optimal auditing pathway.

Setting the Standard

A Grower Steering Committee was convened to develop an agreed National Optimal Auditing Pathway (National OAP) for forest contracting businesses certified by ForestFit. 

The National OAP will set out agreed assessment activities that meet forest grower due diligence requirements whilst eliminating duplication of activities required by FCBs under their ForestFit Certification.  Click the document or here to download work to date. 

Australian Forest Industries ForestFit™ MOU

Eight Growers have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recognising the ForestFit™ Standard and the benefits of participation in a fully certified supply chain. This is another example where Australia is an international leader.

Please click here to download the MOU.    

STANDARD 1
General Requirements

The General Requirements Standards is the only mandatory standard and sets out the requirements that all ForestFit participants must adhere to.


The intent is to confirm that all participants have robust systems and processes to maintain compliance with legal requirements related to business registration, insurances, financial management and reporting, and employment law.

STANDARD 2
Business Sustainability

The Business Sustainability Standard sets out the requirements for operating a viable and sustainable business.


The intent is to confirm that participants have robust systems and processes in place to ensure quality service delivery and continuous improvement practices. 

STANDARD 3
​Work health and Safety


The WHS Standard sets out the work health and safety requirements for participants.


The intent is to confirm that participants have robust systems and processes to maintain compliance with work, health and safety legislation and support them continually improve their health and safety practices.

STANDARD 4 Environmental Practices

The Environmental Practices Standard sets out the environmental requirements for participants.


The intent is to confirm that participants have robust systems and processes to maintain compliance with client, customer or regulatory requirements and support them continually improve their environmental practices. 

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Resource Centre and Certified Register

The ForestFit Resource Centre has been established to provide guidance, factsheets and templates to support forest businesses in achieving certification. Where practicable guidance, templates documents and evidence have been developed to support documentation and evidence requirements of the standards. These have been categorised by standard.


The Certification Standards that applicants are certified against will be listed on their ForestFit certificate and the ForestFit Certified Business Register.  The latest version of the certification standards and criteria can be found on the ForestFit portal.