Responsible Wood launches national photo contest to ‘capture’ certified forests

$1000 prize and the chance for three entries to be recognised in PEFC international competition As covered by Jason Ross, Marketing and Communication Officer for Responsible Wood MANY of us are keen to get out and about in our wonderful, certified forests whenever the opportunity arises. Did you know that 90% of Australia’s commercial forests are Responsible Wood certified? These…

PEFC suspends PEFC Belarus

As featured by PEFC International The National Forest Certification System of Belarus has been suspended by the PEFC International Board, following a request by PEFC Belarus. PEFC Belarus informed PEFC International that it is experiencing a delay in the periodic review of its system documentation. PEFC International requires endorsed systems go through a periodic review to ensure that they are consistently updated to…

Responsible Wood delivers standards workshops in Tasmania

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News In December 2021, Responsible Wood published the new AS/NZS 4708:2021 – Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) principles standard. Click here to register your details and download the new standard Published for the first time as a Trans-Tasman Standard, the new Standard provides common benchmarks for sustainably managed Australian and New Zealand forests. The Australia-New Zealand…

Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to discover how you can mitigate climate change by winning with wood

As featured by PEFC International Climate change is society’s biggest challenge. And we all have a role to play. An easy way for companies to contribute to climate change mitigation is to increase their use of sustainable wood- and forest-based products. Join us for the 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Mitigating Climate Change: Win with Wood’ to discover how PEFC certification…

Best Use of Certified Timber – 4th Year of PEFC and WAF Partnership

As featured by PEFC International Are you an architect or part of a project team that recognises the huge benefits of timber as a construction material? Did you opt for certified timber as the main material in your completed construction project? Then make sure to enter your project for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize at the World Architecture Festival…

Sustainable material trends for the global fashion industry

As featured by PEFC International Who wins the sustainability argument: the cotton shirt or the polyester shirt? Unfortunately, there is no simple way to call the winner. Choosing sustainable materials is one big positive step businesses – and consumers – can take towards climate action. In an important webinar organised this month by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) Singapore, industry…

Responsible Wood announces amendment project for AS / NZS 4708

Responsible Wood announces an amendment project for AS / NZS 4708. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download the new standard AS/NZS 4708 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good…

Responsible Wood announces Transition Policy for AS / NZS 4708 : 2021

Certificates issued to AS 4708:2013  will be recognised in the Responsible Wood and PEFC systems until 9th of March 2024 under a transition policy approved by the Board of Responsible Wood. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download…