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PEFC claims on timber matters

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 06/03/2020 ‘Responsible Wood Director and World Architecture Festival judge Mark Thomson challenges architects and builders to insist on PEFC and Responsible Wood claims on timber’ Following the announcement of the 2020 World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon, Portugal, architects are now invited to nominate their favourite timber projects for the coveted ‘Best Use of Certified Timber’ award.…

A lodge like no other…

AHURIRI VALLEY, NEW ZEALAND – 28/02/2020 Introducing The Lindis, New Zealand’s very own slice of heaven… Set in the majestic Ahuriri Valley in the New Zealand’s South Island, the lodge blends so perfectly with the surrounds that you’d be forgiven for missing it. A five-bedroom masterpiece the site is exposed to an extreme climate range from plus 35 degrees in…

Responsible Wood to showcase at UN Australia Sustainability Forum

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 28/02/2020 ‘The United Nations Association of Australia announce program for Sustainability Partnerships Forum, Responsible Wood to exhibit in special showcase’ Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will participate in the 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum in Melbourne, April 15 and 16 2020.      With a focus on the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Bulletin Summer 2020

‘Special 2019/20 Australian bushfire coverage headlines Summer Bulletin’ BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 20/02/2020 To all firefighters, the emergency services and many thousands of volunteers involved in the Australian bushfire season, thank you…  ‘The latest edition of the Bulletin, a special 20 page stretch edition, features a collection of stories from the front line, written at the time of the bushfires from…

Responsible Wood to feature at National Sustainability Conference

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 19/02/2020 Responsible Wood announced as 2020 National Sustainability Conference exhibit as #NCS2020 program is finalised Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been announced as a key exhibit at the 2020 National Sustainability Conference in Brisbane. Running Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 at the Calile Hotel in Brisbane, the packed program features Responsible Wood…

New video thanks all volunteers and workers fighting bushfires

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 12/02/2020 Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has extended its thanks to all volunteers, fire fighters and timber workers involved in the Australian bushfire season. Following the release of a new video, developed by the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI), the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA)…

PEFC supports the NZ Wood Awards

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 11/02/2020 ‘Finalists announced as PEFC New Zealand supports peak design awards’ PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification scheme, has thrown its support behind a new Innovation Award – Wood & Fibre Products & Technology Innovation Award – to be presented at a Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland on March 26 2020. The announcement follows the release…

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Responsible Wood statement on land clearing koala deaths

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 04/02/2020 Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries has released a media statement on the land clearing koala deaths… Following extensive media reporting of the tragic deaths of koalas in Portland, Victoria, Australia’s largest forest certification body, Responsible Wood, can confirm the private landowner is not certified to the Australian Standard for sustainable forest management. Responsible wood understands the…