Responsible Wood, a ‘must see’ for architects

Marketers will take Responsible Wood and PEFC to architectural practices… Responsible Wood has partnered with The Arc Agency, a leading marketing specialist in the architectural, interiors and landscape design industry to connect architects and design professionals with Responsible Wood and PEFC certification. The new relationship will see Responsible Wood present the ‘case for forest certification’ to leading architectural practices throughout…

Responsible Wood to feature at mass timber conference

Responsible Wood one of 28 exhibitors at Frame Australia’s ‘Timber Off Site Construction’ conference Running Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th 2019 Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will be a key feature at the upcoming Frame Australia conference in Melbourne. With a focus on timber construction, the conference is the only national event for design, manufacture and…

Exclusive: Responsible Wood celebrates World Environment Day

As PEFC International turns the spotlight to the important role of trees in reducing air pollution… With air pollution the focus of this year’s World Environment Day Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries was well equipped with facts and figures to discuss the importance of trees and forests in regulating air quality. ‘It’s often said that knowledge grows on trees, and…

Call for Entry! Australian Timber Design Awards 2019

Submissions close Friday June 28, 2019… Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is proud to announce the continuation of its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards. As sponsors of the Australian Certified Timber category, Responsible Wood is proud to acknowledge building projects where Australian timber is used and where credentials for sustainability and legality of wood…

Consumers support products that carry PEFC logo

‘New campaign supposes consumers support PEFC certification on timber and paper products’ Forest certification is a must for processors, retailers and merchants that sell timber and paper based products to aware consumers according to Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries. Speaking ahead of the launch of a new ‘traceability’ campaign, Simon Dorries stressed the importance of PEFC and Responsible Wood certification…

Exclusive: Inner-city oasis realised with certified timber

Emblem Apartments: Waterloo Once a bustling hub of industry, including glassworks, tanneries and rope-makers, Sydney’s Waterloo, like so many inner-city suburbs world-wide, has been experiencing a process of gentrification given its location only 3km from the CBD. It is also close to Sydney airport, beaches and universities, with the Sydney Morning Herald recently dubbing it the “10 minutes from everywhere…

Responsible Wood pushes for joint forestry standard: Wrap Up from historic meeting  

‘Australian, New Zealand representatives meet to discuss Sustainable Forest Management standard’ ‘Responsible forestry’ was the catch cry as Australian and New Zealand stakeholders attended the first meeting of the AS / NZS 4708 Sustainable Forest Management Standards Reference Committee on the Gold Coast, Australia. With broad representation across both sides of the Tasman, the committee chaired by Mr Gordon Duff,…

New PEFC Chain of Custody standard released for comment

Covered by Jim Bowden, Timber & Forestry E News ‘Proposed changes include revision of the PEFC Due Diligence System (DDS) and introduction of an all new ‘PEFC pure’ label’ PEFC International, the world’s largest forest certification system, invites Timber and Forest E News subscribers to provide feedback on the PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademark Standards. With a deadline of…

Exclusive: Forest field day reveals benefits of responsible forestry on silvopastoral lands

‘Five hectares of vegetation converted into a certified private native forest with landowners poised to reap benefits from responsible forestry practices’ Hosted by Parkside Timber and Private Forestry Services Queensland (PFSQ), more than 35 landowners attended the inaugural Forest Field Day; educating landowners on the benefits of sustainable forestry and the importance of ensuring that timber meets Responsible Wood forest…