Forests are Home

As featured by PEFC International Look around your house or apartment. How much of what you see is made from wood? From the chair you sit in, to the bed you sleep on, to the antique wardrobe passed down from your grandmother – all of this furniture started its life as a tree in a forest. Many things have happened to…

Call for nominations: October 1st deadline for Richard Stanton Award!

Nominations are coming in thick and fast for this year’s Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody. Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certification under the Responsible Wood certification program. The award nominees will be those who have contributed to sustainable forest…

Just Published: Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree-based Products – Requirements (AS 4707:2021)

In September 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS 4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed.   Businesses that achieve AS 4707 chain of custody certification are able to…

I feel pureness, clarity and life when I walk in the forest

As featured by PEFC International This September, let’s take a closer look at ‘In the Mountains’, one of the top 12 photos from our 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The photographer Attila Palhegyi tells us how his photo came about and why forests and forest products are so important. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally?…

Mon Repos Turtle Centre amongst finalists shortlisted for the WAF Best Use of Certifed Timber

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed that the Queensland based Mon Repos Turtle Centre is among the eight projects shortlisted for 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber – supported for the third year in a row by Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This year’s shortlisted projects highlight the work of practices across the world, from Australia and…

Curious deer takes first place in PEFC Italy’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International The winning images of PEFC Italy’s 2021 Photo Contest show amazing forest landscapes and a surprising encounter in the forest. The Italian jury had the tricky task to choose three winners from more than 400 photos that entered the contest. The winners First prize went to Paola Toniutti, for her photo ‘Incontri emozionanti’ (‘Exciting encounters’). The…

From the archives: Renowned architect recognised as champion of forest certification

Responsible Wood took to the archives as it celebrates the 7th anniversary of this most prestigious prize 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…

Responsible Wood launches Community Grants Program

On 1 September 2021, Responsible Wood launched its Community Grants Program. This is program’s second year, following the successful 2020/21 program. The aim of the program is to support local communities develop, design and implement small community-based projects in their local area in conjunction with their local Responsible Wood certified forestry company. Community Grants are awarded for collaborative, community-based projects,…

Responsible Wood congratulates Suzette Weeding at the 2021 National Forest Industry Awards

As featured by the Australian Forest Products Association. Responsible Wood congratulates PEFC Director Suzette Weeding: Winner! Woman in Forest Industries Award of Excellence: 2021 National Forest Industry Awards Australia’s forest industries congratulate Sustainable Timber Tasmania’s (STT) Suzette Weeding on winning the Midway Woman in Forest Industries Award of Excellence, at the National Forest Industry Awards – organised by the Australian…

XLam CLT natural, healthy choice for pre-fab firm’s workplace environment

Modular building company Fabprefab has decked out its NSW central coast warehouse with XLam’s Responsible Wood-certified Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) product to form the structural material of the floor, walls, and roof – all while using it to provide a mezzanine level for the building. Fabprefab’s building product choice reflects the value of XLam CLT application and the increased demand…