PEFC-certified Christmas trees illuminate across the world

As featured by PEFC International Christmas is nearly here and Christmas trees are lighting up city centres, spreading seasonal splendour. Once again, several European cities have chosen PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration. “It is wonderful to see that so many prominent places have chosen Christmas trees from sustainably managed, PEFC-certified forests,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International.…

Responsible Wood looks to 2021!

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Standard development work underpins busy 2021 Responsible Wood schedule… Between the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact of the 2019-20 summer bushfires, 2020 has been a year like no other. As we move into 2021, Responsible Wood is looking forward to what lies ahead. The publication of the historic…

Responsible Wood commits to Australian Made

Responsible Wood has re-committed to the Australian Made Campaign. As custodian of the Australian standards for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) and Chain of Custody for Forest Products (AS 4707), the organisation is strongly aligned to the campaign. “The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown certification trademark is the true mark of Aussie authenticity, recognised widely and underpinned by a third…

Responsible Wood welcomes Woolworths new Australian-made paper bag

Responsible Wood has welcomed an announced by Woolworths that it will be stocking PEFC-certified Australian-made paper bags in South Australia and the Northern Territory. The move comes ahead of a progressive roll out of Australian-made paper bags over the next 12 months. Woolworths’ paper shopping bags were first launched in June 2020 in response to customer demand for a paper…

Responsible Wood gets its ‘compliance tick’ from Standards Australia

As one of five accredited Standards Development Organisations Responsible Wood is subject to regular surveillance audits, ensuring our scheme is independent, credible, trans parent, and technically competent… Responsible Wood has passed an audit and ‘check compliance’ with flying colours with development activities meeting all requirements of Standards Australia. Connecting remotely, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the surveillance audit provides…

When sustainable timber construction helps grow local jobs and local forests

As featured by PEFC International Forests and their value chains are of critical importance for sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, especially in rural areas. At PEFC, a strong focus of our work has always been to promote and secure decent jobs with a focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises. The use of local wood,…

Iconic Wildlife ‘eco’ Retreat secures Australian Certified Timber award

Cox Architecture, TTW and Taylor Thomson Whitting combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. A highly-acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian Certified Timber award announced as part of the 21st Australian Timber Design Awards. The Wildlife Retreat was a worthy winner…

Building with timber, a love story for millennia

As featured by PEFC International Humans have been using wood to build their homes for more than 10,000 years. It’s a material that we have long trusted and relied on. But how we use timber to build has changed, with the latest technologies meaning this ancient building material remains state-of-the-art. One of the most exciting developments across the construction landscape is…

Renowned architect recognised as champion of forest certification

Richard Kirk, of Kirk Architects, was recognised for his contribution in driving the specification of Responsible Wood certified, Queensland grown Spotted Gum in the construction of the new Mon Repos Turtle Centre near Bundaberg. Nominated by Hyne Timber, Responsible Wood certified, Richard Kirk was a finalist in the Richard Stanton Memorial Award announced at the Responsible Wood AGM in October…