Traditional Owner project focuses on safety management and land-care skills

Traditional Owner project focuses on safety management and land-care skills

A COLLABORATION involving Responsible Wood certificate holders PF Olsen and Wespine Industries has partnered with the Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC) south of Perth to further expand a project focused on safety management and training in land care-specific skills. The council, governed by volunteer membership, started the project – Danju: Jobs Together – to provide employment opportunities for the Noongar People.…

Australian Forests (An Overview)

Everything we need to live, from the oxygen in the air to the materials we build with, comes from trees. There are also many “hidden” benefits of forests that we enjoy. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, forests deliver invaluable benefits that we often take for granted. A single mature, leafy tree is estimated to produce…

What is the PEFC

Forests are very important to the world’s population, economy, and environment. Not only do they help reduce the effects of climate change and natural disasters, but they are also home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They also give us food, make many of our products possible, and give millions of people a way to make a…

Responsible Wood releases key guidance information for AS / NZS 4708 Standard

Key changes and questions and answers featured on responsiblewood.org.au website In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing the new standard. So far Mr de…

Passionate forest scientist joins the Responsible Wood Board

Fresh from her appointment to the board, Dr Kerrie Catchpoole sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certificate scheme now and into the future. Kerrie has extensive forest industry knowledge and has worked across both plantations and native forest for more than 20 years.  She has held both research and policy positions with the Queensland…

Closing the gap between reality and perception at the World Forestry Congress

As featured by PEFC International “The knowledge gap between forestry actors and society in Korea can be narrowed down through constructive communications: our event contributes meaningfully to the overall country effort,” said Mr Byungki Ahn. Mr Ahn, Director of Forest Policy Division,  Service, was speaking at the KFCC-PEFC Customer Relationship & Business Strategy Meeting side event, held on the first day of the XV World…

PEFC appoints new Secretary General and CEO

As featured by PEFC International The PEFC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michael Berger as PEFC Secretary General/CEO as of 1 June 2022. “Michael will be an engaged, responsive, and dedicated leader for the PEFC alliance,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, PEFC Chair. “With his team-oriented, people-centric management style, his focus on collaboration and innovation, and…

The Responsible Wood Photo Contest has now closed

More than 700 entries have been received for Responsible Wood’s national photo contest Responsible Wood Marketing and Communication Officer Jason Ross has been overwhelmed by the response as professional and amateur photographers across Australia submit their favourite photos from Responsible Wood certified forests. Running from Earth Day (April 22) to World Environment Day (June 5) photographers from across Australia ‘snapped…

Responsible Wood to provide initial PEFC Chain of Custody Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in initial PEFC recognised chain of custody training on the 3rd and 4th of August 2022.   It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or certification decision…

Responsible Wood supports mass timber conference

Join Responsible Wood at the Timber Offsite Construction Conference and Exhibition Running Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd   Responsible Wood will be a key feature at the upcoming Timber Offsite Construction conference and exhibition in Melbourne. With a focus on timber construction, the conference is the only national event for design, manufacture, and construction of offsite and mass timber…