This material has been funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, with additional support from the European Forest Institute's EU FLEGT Facility. The EU FLEGT Facility is funded by the European Union, the Governments of Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the European Forest Institute. However the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies and views of either DfID or EFI.
Sustainability Program Manager
Timber Development Association (Australia)
Address: Suite 6/486 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, New South Wales 2065, Australia
Tel: +61 2 8424 3703
Fax: +61 2 8424 3799
Mobile: +61 432 860 100
Email Stephen Mitchell here
Website: www.timber.net.au & www.tdansw.asn.au
I conduct projects on sustainability issues including illegal logging. I work on projects such as the standardisation of Australian industry methods to reduce the risk of procuring illegally logged wood.
I also liaise with international wood federations and ENGOs on industry approaches.
I developed a generic industry Code of Conduct for the Australian Government to support procurement of legally logged wood products.
My key interests are advising government and industry on practical and verifiable approaches which reduce the risk of procuring illegally logged wood, and which also minimise the impact on markets for the vast majority of legally logged wood products.