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 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 accept Pain Relief (PR) compliant wool clips only if pre-operative anaesthetic (e.g. Meloxicam or Buccalgisic) is used as a minimum, with or without the addition of an analgesic spray.

Animal Welfare

  • Compliance with the Australian 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

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.

Audits

  • Agreement to random audits by AWEX personnel

Australia & New Zealand

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

Authentico outside of Australia

Authentico will be rolled out globally

Global Programme

  • In 2018, Authentico will be tested in with Australian Wool Growers.
  • In the longterm we wish to extend the programme also to other wool grower 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

How can I sign up?

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 authentico@gschhneider.com or give us a call at XXXX. Please let us know your address and we will send you the application form.

One or more of my requirements have changed, what do I do?

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:

  • Log into your Authentico online account and update your registration.
  • If you have trouble making the changes yourself online, please send us an email at authentico@gschneider.com
  • You can also give us a call to explain the situation.

Will Authentico wool get a premium?

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.

Who will buy Authentico licensed wool?

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

Is Authentico also available outside of Australia?

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

Is Authentico only for wool or also for other fibres?

To begin with, Authentico is available for Australian wool. In the long term we plan to also extend the programme to cashmere fibre.

Get in touch

Australia

Tim Marwedel

Tim Marwedel

Managing Director

G. Schneider Australia Pty Limited

Phone: +61 2 94 39 23 11

Email: authentico@gschneider.com

New Zealand

Helen Cameron

Helen Cameron

Fuhrmann New Zealand

Email: authentico@gschneider.com

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