Standard Development underpins busy year for Responsible Wood

PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg delivers keynote address at hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM). DELIVERING the keynote address at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg provided members with an update about PEFC’s global initiatives. Amongst key initiatives include the development of regionalised PEFC hubs as well as a greater focus in advocacy in areas of…

Solo Pacific adventurer visits source of rowboat timber

As featured by Responsible Wood-member HQPlantations Tom Robinson, the youngest rower to attempt a Pacific crossing from South America to Australia, recently visited Responsible Wood-certified HQPlantations Blackbutt Araucaria plantation forest to learn more about the source of the timber for his ocean-going rowboat. From January 2022, the young adventurer will spend nine months at sea in timber boat he designed…

Responsible Wood website gets a refresh

New website improves user experience, has greater searchability online and improves alignment with the PEFC website Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, www.responsiblewood.org.au. The website follows 12 months of collaboration with digital marketing agency, Primal Agency, and extensive feedback from our stakeholders, improving the user experience and interface for…

Job Alert – Responsible Wood is looking for a Sustainablity Manager

Responsible Wood is on the look out for a results-driven Sustainablity Manager to join its team… The Company Responsible Wood is an accredited Standards Development Organisation (SDO) accredited by Standards Australia to develop Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and oversees the operation of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). The Scheme is made up of two Australian Standards, the…

Save the Date – Responsible Wood AGM to be hosted in Brisbane

PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg will be presenting at the 18th Australian Forestry Standard Limited – Trading as Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting. Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries explains: “Responsible Wood is delighted to welcome PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg who has agreed to address the AGM attendees and provide an update on new PEFC initiatives.” In addition, Responsible Wood will…

SporX: one of the world’s most sustainable office buildings is taking shape in Norway

As featured by PEFC International SporX is a 40-metre-tall wooden office building, that will soon tower in the centre of Drammen, Norway. The building will have ten floors built in glulam and solid wood, coming from PEFC-certified Norwegian forests. SporX has high environmental and social sustainability ambitions and will create a green environment and good meeting places for tenants and the…

Forests are Home

As featured by PEFC International Look around your house or apartment. How much of what you see is made from wood? From the chair you sit in, to the bed you sleep on, to the antique wardrobe passed down from your grandmother – all of this furniture started its life as a tree in a forest. Many things have happened to…

Call for nominations: October 1st deadline for Richard Stanton Award!

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certification under the Responsible Wood certification program. The award nominees will be those who have contributed to sustainable forest…

Just Published: Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree-based Products – Requirements (AS 4707:2021)

In September 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS 4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed.   Businesses that achieve AS 4707 chain of custody certification are able to…

I feel pureness, clarity and life when I walk in the forest

As featured by PEFC International This September, let’s take a closer look at ‘In the Mountains’, one of the top 12 photos from our 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The photographer Attila Palhegyi tells us how his photo came about and why forests and forest products are so important. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally?…