Bird monitoring programs supports rich biodiversity in plantation forests

A successful bird monitoring program supported by Responsible Wood Community Grants and undertaken by Birdlife Australia at the request of PF Olsen Australia has dispelled the notion that forest plantations are ‘biological deserts’ In 2015, BirdLife Australia began monitoring bird populations annually in hardwood plantations in western Victoria and have done similar work in Western Australia since 2017.  The Responsible…

Responsible Wood supports ‘Australian Made’ Week

Lock in Australian Made Week 2022! Following the success of the first ever Australian Made Week in 2021, Responsible Wood is excited to support Australian Made Week 2022. Running from Monday 6th June to Sunday 12th June, the campaign promises to be bigger and better than ever, and will focus on encouraging consumers to actively seek locally Australian made and grown products both…

Meetings with Traditional Owners a highlight of Responsible Wood third-party audit of VicForests

Sustainability Manager for Responsible Wood Matt de Jongh has spent a week in Victoria observing an independent, third‑party audit of VicForests operations under the RW standard for sustainable forest management. This provided an opportunity to gain a first‑hand look at the auditing process and the sustainable forest management practices undertaken by VicForests, a Responsible Wood sustainable forest management certificate holder.…

We need to come together in this agenda for sustainability

As featured by PEFC International The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just around the corner! Ahead of the event, we spoke to the speakers and involved companies to learn about their thoughts on sustainability and the role of forest certification for a greener future. One of the speakers is Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. Tomás has led Business…

Call for Entry – 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards are bigger than ever!

Judging of the 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards has commenced with submissions closing Friday, July 29th 2022. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is proud to announce the continuation of its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards. Now in their 23rd year, the Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The Awards…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the seventh year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally. Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…

Responsible Wood a ‘must have’ for Builders and Renovators

Responsible Wood has been featured in the latest ‘Build IT Resources Guide’, which is now available at newsstands Australia wide… With printed circulation numbering more than 10,000, ‘Build IT’ is an invaluable resource guide for environmentally consensus builders and renovators. With demand for timber continuing to rise, specifically within the construction and building sector, the importance of ensuring that timber is sourced…