PEFC suspends PEFC Russia

As featured by PEFC International The Russian National Voluntary Forest Certification System (FCR) has been suspended by the PEFC International Board, in mutual agreement with PEFC Russia. The suspension is intended to preserve the conditions for a successful long-term cooperation with PEFC Russia in order to support sustainable forest management in the Russian Federation in light of the current political…

Timber

What is Australian Sustainable Timber and Why is it So Important?

If you’ve heard about sustainable timber and wondered what it’s all about, then wonder no more. Many manufacturers and other businesses now look for Responsible Wood certification on timber products, ensuring they can confidently produce and sell products that are made in a more environmentally conscious way. But that’s just one part of what sustainable timber is all about. What…

Forest

For the love of trees: photographers capture magic of our forests in national photo competition

Three Responsible Wood placegetters now eligible for PEFC International award THREE rural shutterbugs devoted to the Great Outdoors and each with a “long-time love of our forests, trees and timber” are the winning placegetters in the 2022 national Responsible Wood photo competition. “The exceptional response to the competition from across Australia was truly heart-warming with more than 700 photographs –…

Weathertex event

Industry leaders gathered at Weathertex event to raise awareness of an Australian circular economy

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Architects, designers and construction companies focused on business and the environment AUSTRALIAN-owned manufacturer of zero-carbon external timber cladding, Weathertex has brought together industry leaders to explore, educate and drive awareness on Building a Circular Australia. Architects, designers, developers and construction companies gathered in Sydney last Wednesday to hear how a circular…

Responsible wood article

Responsible Wood, the Sustainable Choice

Responsible Wood and PEFC amongst the first brands onboarded to Sustainable Choice platform. It is no secret that consumer attitudes toward environmental sustainability have shifted dramatically in recent times, which in turn has influenced their behaviours when it comes to the brands they buy from. In fact, consumer research studies1 demonstrate that 61% of people want more information to help…

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Responsible Wood to present at ‘Building a Circular Australia’ – live event in Sydney

As featured by Architecture and Design Responsible Wood-certified Weathertex will be presenting ‘Building a Circular Australia’ – a live event in Sydney on 13th July 2022, covering the foundations of what a circular economy is and how to benefit from circular thinking. A circular economy can benefit businesses, society, and the environment. Business and political leaders alike are coming to…

Traditional Owner project focuses on safety management and land-care skills

Traditional Owner project focuses on safety management and land-care skills

A COLLABORATION involving Responsible Wood certificate holders PF Olsen and Wespine Industries has partnered with the Leschenault Catchment Council (LCC) south of Perth to further expand a project focused on safety management and training in land care-specific skills. The council, governed by volunteer membership, started the project – Danju: Jobs Together – to provide employment opportunities for the Noongar People.…

Australian Forests (An Overview)

Everything we need to live, from the oxygen in the air to the materials we build with, comes from trees. There are also many “hidden” benefits of forests that we enjoy. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, forests deliver invaluable benefits that we often take for granted. A single mature, leafy tree is estimated to produce…

Responsible Wood releases key guidance information for AS / NZS 4708 Standard

Key changes and questions and answers featured on responsiblewood.org.au website In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing the new standard. So far Mr de…