Where to Source Sustainable Furniture

People’s choices are now, more than ever, being guided by sustainability. We want more solar energy and less coal. We want electric vehicles. This shift in mindset is also occurring in the furniture world, with customers now wanting to know that the items they put in their homes are sustainably made. Companies are also taking this into consideration, searching for…

An Australian Perspective on Sustainable Forestry Management

Climate change and environmental issues are global concerns. It’s why so many governments around the world are making emissions commitments. The world is changing in terms of the way it approaches climate change, with the realisation that all countries need to participate. Australia, regardless of which government holds power, has a responsibility to contribute to lowering emissions. However, protecting the…

Bird monitoring programs supports rich biodiversity in plantation forests

A successful bird monitoring program supported by Responsible Wood Community Grants and undertaken by Birdlife Australia at the request of PF Olsen Australia has dispelled the notion that forest plantations are ‘biological deserts’ In 2015, BirdLife Australia began monitoring bird populations annually in hardwood plantations in western Victoria and have done similar work in Western Australia since 2017.  The Responsible…

Responsible Wood supports ‘Australian Made’ Week

Lock in Australian Made Week 2022! Following the success of the first ever Australian Made Week in 2021, Responsible Wood is excited to support Australian Made Week 2022. Running from Monday 6th June to Sunday 12th June, the campaign promises to be bigger and better than ever, and will focus on encouraging consumers to actively seek locally Australian made and grown products both…

Meetings with Traditional Owners a highlight of Responsible Wood third-party audit of VicForests

Sustainability Manager for Responsible Wood Matt de Jongh has spent a week in Victoria observing an independent, third‑party audit of VicForests operations under the RW standard for sustainable forest management. This provided an opportunity to gain a first‑hand look at the auditing process and the sustainable forest management practices undertaken by VicForests, a Responsible Wood sustainable forest management certificate holder.…

We need to come together in this agenda for sustainability

As featured by PEFC International The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just around the corner! Ahead of the event, we spoke to the speakers and involved companies to learn about their thoughts on sustainability and the role of forest certification for a greener future. One of the speakers is Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. Tomás has led Business…

Call for Entry – 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards are bigger than ever!

Judging of the 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards has commenced with submissions closing Friday, July 29th 2022. 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. Now in their 23rd year, the Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The Awards…