COP26: PEFC calls on world leaders to recognise the crucial contribution of forest certification in tackling climate change

As featrured by PEFC International The COP26 meeting in Glasgow represents a significant milestone in defining our common actions to tackle the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions – the sustainable management and use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges – have a critical role to play in limiting global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. PEFC works to protect, responsibly…

Applications for Responsible Wood Community Grants Program close, Sunday October 31st

Calling all community groups connected to a Responsible Wood certified forest! Applications for the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program closes Sunday, the 31st of October 2021 The Responsible Wood Community Grants Program is aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. According to Ms Graham, the Responsible Wood Community Grants Project Manager, community groups have…

Just Published: Responsible Wood releases Responsible Wood Transition Policy for Australian Standard AS 4707:2021

Following the September 2021 release of the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products (AS 4707:2021), Responsible Wood has published a Transition Policy for certificate holders and certification bodies. The new standard supersedes AS 4707:2014 and is the Australian adoption of the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard PEFC ST 2002:2020. But what does this…

Register for Webinar: Introducing AS 4707:2021 – Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products

New webinar will introduce the new standard, discuss key requirements and transition from the 2014 standards. Taking place on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (10.00am AWST, 12.00pm AEST and 1.00pm AEDT), the webinar will introduce and explain the main changes in the AS 4707:2021 standard, providing the basis for the requirements that certificate holders can use in carrying Responsible Wood and…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: a gymnastics centre and a research facility show the flexibility and robustness of timber

As featured by PEFC International Have a look at two finalists of the Best Use of Certified Timer Prize, supported by PEFC: a gymnastics centre that can be converted into an exhibition hall, and a research facility that chose timber for its robustness against corrosive sea air and cyclones. Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Nikken Sekkei The Ariake Gymnastics Centre in…

ForestrySA ranger takes Richard Stanton award for work in sustainable forestry and communities

A FORESTRY SA ranger stationed at Mount Gambier in the Green Triangle whose work has extended to native vegetation management and as a communicator in the region has won the coved Richard Stanton Memorial Award for 2021. The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry…

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…