On location with HQ Plantations

HQPlantations is one of 28 forests certified under AS 4708 – Sustainable Forest Management. This standard is used by Australian forest growers to make Responsible Wood and PEFC claims on forest and tree based products. Underpinning certification is a commitment by forest growers to the management and rejuvenation of forests. In September 2020 Responsible Wood’s Simon Dorries and Jason Ross…

Richard Stanton finalist and 25 years service a double celebration for QDAF Salisbury

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News IT was a double celebration at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) Salisbury Research Facility last Friday. The entire staff, along with forest industry luminaries, gathered to applaud the awarding of the centre’s finalist merit certificate in the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award and the 25-year service to wood…

PEFC receives highest ranking against ASEAN Guidelines

As featured by PEFC International PEFC has achieved the highest ranking in the assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines, thanks to our regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Guidelines for Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture…

Responsible Wood welcomes three new PEFC members to the alliance

As featured by PEFC International The 25th PEFC General Assembly, the first one to ever be held virtually, has welcomed three new members. The General Assembly, our highest decision making body, voted Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and UPM Kymmene Corporation into the alliance. UPM, our newest international stakeholder member “We look forward to joining PEFC to further strengthen our role in…

2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year – winner announced!

As featured by PEFC International 12 countries, 8000 photos, 1 winner. We are delighted to announce the 2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year, chosen from nearly 8000 photos entered into the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The Award went to Keril Chairil, for his beautiful image ‘Morning Activities’, taken at Situ Gunung Lake in West Java, Indonesia. The image captures…

Applications for Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes November 15!

Calling all community groups connected to a Responsible Wood certified forest! Applications for the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes Sunday, the 15th of November 2020… 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, the Responsible Wood Small Grants Coordinator,…

Winning photos show the magic of forests

As featured by PEFC International We are delighted to present the impressive winning images of Indonesia’s 2020 Photo Contest with the theme “Forest Through Lens with IFCC”. The Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), our national member for Indonesia, invited photographers to share their best forest photos and received an incredible 1,517 images. The winning photos show the beauty and magic of…

Responsible Wood to feature at the Sustainability Digital Summit

Responsible Wood will join the Make It Wood Campaign and the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood in a lunchtime panel discussion. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been announced as panellist in Tasmanian Timber’s Q&A expert panel discussion featured in Sustainability Live’s ‘Sustainability Digital Summit.’ Running on Thursday, the 12th of November 2020 the…