Meet the new Directors

Fresh from their appointment to the board Dr Tony Bartlett and Mark Gauthier sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certification scheme now and into the future… New Director – Dr Tony Bartlett (Managing Director of Bartlett Forestry Consulting) Dr Bartlett has worked in Australian and international forestry for 45 years and is currently the…

Applications for Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes November 15!

Responsible Wood Small Grants Coordinator Megan Graham has been encouraged by the response of community groups connected to Responsible Wood certified forests. Launched in August 2020 the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program is aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. According to Ms Graham, an experienced forester and external relations manager, community groups will…

Responsible Wood certifications have held steady through bushfires and Covid

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Senator Jono Duniam delivers keynote address at ‘virtual’ AGM DELIVERING the keynote adress at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, Senator Jono Duniam, the federal minister responsible for forestry, provided members with an update on the federal government’s initiatives in the forestry and the forest products sector. Speaking at the Responsible…

Biodiversity, carbon capture and reconciliation underpins Richard Stanton prize

Sustainability Manager for Forico Simon Cook has won the 2020 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management… The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and internationally. Mr Stanton was former CEO of AFS Ltd (now Responsible Wood). Mr Cook leads…

Light and darkness in the forest – discover the winners of Portugal’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Portugal has presented the winners of its national photo contest, organized in collaboration with the Escola Profissional de Imagem (Professional Image School). 400 photographs entered the contest and gave the jury consisting of professional photographers a hard time choosing the three winners. The winning images First place went to Rui Neto for his photo ‘A luz…

Timber hub, Responsible Wood project certification a step closer

As featured in Timber & Forestry ENews   WHEN Timber Queensland relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron a new fit-out provided an opportunity to create a ‘timber hub’ showcasing Queensland specialised timber species. Working with long-term member Architectus, a floor plan and interior design was developed using the principles of biophilic design with Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood…

Emperor of the Forest wins Finland’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Finland has announced the winners of its 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. More than 2400 photos were entered into the national contest, giving the jury the tricky task of choosing three winners. The chosen photos highlight life in Finland’s forests around the year. “We are pleasantly surprised by the large number and the…

Forest management, climate action and carbon emissions: PEFC at the Sustainable Retail Summit

As featured by PEFC International Join us at the virtual Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit (CGF SRS) later this month as we take a deep dive into the science behind forests and how they contribute to climate change mitigation through sequestration, storage and substitution. Sustainably managed forests are the most significant nature-based solution for action on climate change and carbon emissions. But…

Responsible Wood to feature in revamped paper packaging conference

Responsible Wood announced as bronze sponsor as program for the 2020 AIP Australasian Packaging Conference 27 October to 30 October 2020 is unveiled. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will feature in a revamped program which offers 74 speakers from 7 countries across 4 days with 28 hours of content. The conference has been organised by the Australian Institute…