Responsible Wood supports ‘Aussie Timber’ campaign

“Buying Responsible Wood certified and labelled products ensures that timber is Australian grown, manufactured, supports local jobs and is sustainable too” Responsible Wood, managers of the Australian Standard’s for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707) is supporting the ‘Buy Aussie Timber First’ campaign. Launched by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) the…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Bulletin Winter 2020

‘Winter bulletin celebrates sustainable forest management’ Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for many of our day-to-day products. In this, a special 16-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood celebrates the role of sustainable forest management in protecting forests today…

Passionate forest scientist is driving the new trans-Tasman certification standard

Meets rigorous requirements of a fully-fledged JAS-ANZ accredited system… As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News THIS month marks the first anniversary of the formation of the strategic trans-Tasman sustainable forest management standard reference committee, the first of its kind – and no one is more passionate about AS/NZS 4708 than its chair Dr Gordon Duff, a Tasmanian-based…

Riparian corridors, biodiversity and the case for sustainable forest management

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 products. Underpinning certification is a commitment by forest growers to the management and rejuvenation of forests. In this article, HQPlantations takes Responsible Wood readers into the Tuan-Toolara pine plantation and…

Forests are the mother of nature

Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories from the forest. Meet Kurniawan Doni Wibowo, a runner up in our 2019 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kurniawan tells us more about his photo ‘The Lush of Ecotourism Forest’ and why it is so important to take good care of our forests. How do you feel about forests, both…

COVID-19: Updated guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 12/05/2020 Responsible Wood, the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia, has published the following statement from PEFC International. To support certified entities and certification bodies during the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, we have produced guidance regarding auditing (chain of custody and sustainable forest management), and the transition to the 2020 standards. As the COVID-19 situation continues…