How to join Authentico as Wool Growers?

Join the Authentico Programme

Authentico is about wool growers on farm stewardship, not about paper work skills.

You Already Do great work

As a wool grower you already comply with a large number of requirements in the domains of animal welfare, quality assurance, environmental care etc.

Authentico honours that

Our Authentico integrity scheme is just a summary of the great work you are already doing.

Authentico Registration Requirements for Australian and New Zealand Wool Growers

Authentico is based on all the requirements you most probably already fulfill.

National Wool Declaration

  • From Australian wool growers we require the completion of the National Wool Declaration.
  • We only accept wool with NM or CM status.

Animal Welfare

  • Compliance with the respective Australian or New Zealand laws governing animal welfare
  • Implementation of the 5 Freedoms for animals as established by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

Environmental Care

  • Provide details about any environmental schemes implemented on your farm.

Quality Assurance

  • Confirmation that your clip is classed by an AWEX Registered Wool Classer
  • Assurance that your wool clip is prepared in accordance with the best practice and quality standards described in the Australian Wool Exchange’s (AWEX) Wool Classer Code of Practice

HR & Employee Rights

  • Compliance with the Australian legislation and regulations as set out in the Australian government Fair Work Commission or
  • Compliance with the New Zealand legislation and regulations with regards to employment rights.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Compliance with the Australian State and Territory law with regards to workplace health and safety and Occupational Health and Safety acts relative to the state or territory in which your business is registered or
  • Compliance with the law with regards to workplace health and safety and Occupational Health and Safety acts under the New Zealand work safe program.


  • Agreement to random audits by third party auditors.

Australia & New Zealand

  • Authentico is currently available to wool growers in Australia or New Zealand

Step-by-step wool growers guide on how to sign up for Authentico

As a wool grower, you can sign up for the Authentico Integrity Scheme on your own. This entails that you will set up your own user account and are able to log back in at any time to update your farm information and contact details as and whenever something changes.

Please follow the steps to (1) create your own user account and (2) add your farm details.

  1. Open the Authentico registration website:
  2. If you do not have a login yet, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Sign up’. If you do have an account set up, then move on with step 5.
  3. Fill in your email address, choose a password and click that you are not a robot, and hit the sign-up button.
  4. Check your email account and search for an email coming from the sender ‘Authentico’. Make sure you also check your spam folder. Within the email click on the link to confirm your email address. This will take you back to the Authentico page.
    (If you did not receive an email at all, it may be that your email address is already associated with an Authentico account. Try to retrieve your password, by clicking ‘Forgot Password’ on the Authentico login page.)
  5. Login with your email and password you just chose in step 3.
  6. Fill in your contact details. This step completes your account registration to the Authentico online platform.
  7. Next, click on ‘add farm’ or click at the top of the page on the menu item ‘Farms’
  8. Fill in all your farm details.
  9. If you own or manage several farms, you can add each farm individually.
  10. For each farm, you can also add images and make a forecast on your farm’s production.
  11. You can always log in and make changes to your details as well as to the details of your farm as and when needed. Please make sure all information provided is up to date.

Authentico outside of Australia and New Zealand

Authentico will be rolled out globally

Global Programme

  • Since 2018, Authentico ist being tested with Australian and New Zealand Wool Growers.
  • In the longterm we wish to extend the programme also to other wool growing countries.
  • Wool growers who are interested in joining the programme can pre-register to stay up to date.

All Fibres

  • Authentico will be available for wool and cashmere.
  • If you are interested in extending the Authentico programme also to other fibres, please get in contact with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

To register to the Authentico Scheme, you can simply fill in the online application form by clicking here.

If you prefer to register through our paper application form, then send us an email to or give us a call at +61 2 9681 6660. Please let us know your address and we will send you the application form.

If one or more of the requirements to fulfill the Authentico scheme has changed you should inform us immediately about it in the following way:

  • Please send us an email at with the changes
  • You can also give us a call to let us know the changes to your records.

Authentico licensed wool will be sold at auction. We would hope that in the long term Authentico wool does sell at a premium but as you will understand we cannot give any guarantees. The market will decide on any premiums.

Authentico licensed wool is available at auction to any buyer in the market.

The programme will be rolled out first in Australia and New Zealand and then extended to all other wool grower countries.

To begin with, Authentico is available for Australian and New Zealand wool. We have also extended the programme to Cashmere from Mongolia.

Get in touch


Tim Marwedel

Tim Marwedel

Managing Director

G. Schneider Australia Pty Limited


New Zealand

Helen Cameron

Helen Cameron


Schneider New Zealand Limited


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