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…

Mysterious forest landscape takes first place in Denmark’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Denmark has unveiled the stunning winners of its 2021 Photo Contest “Close to the Forest, Close to PEFC”. The jury, consisting of Palle Thomsen and Sune Enevoldsen from PEFC Denmark, and Lisa Westring, last year’s winner of the Danish contest, chose the three winners out of 222 entries. The winners First prize went to Naja…

PEFC Chain of Custody Refresher Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in an online PEFC recognised chain of custody refresher training on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2021.  It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This refresher training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or…

The forest is like a loving mother

As featured by PEFC International This month we hear from Ismail Abd. Muttalib, a runner up in our 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Ismail shares the story behind his stunning photo ‘The Enchanting Walakiri Mangroves’ and what he has learnt from the forest. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally? I took my photo at Mangrove…

Winners of Ukrainian Photo Contest highlight the various meanings of forests

As featured by PEFC International The latest member to present the winners of its national Photo Contest is The Association National Voluntary Forest Certification System, our national member for Ukraine. From Earth Day on 22 April until World Environment Day on 5 June, the contest invited Ukrainian photographers and forest lovers to enter their best forest photos – and they really delivered! A…

Exploring Boandik Creation stories at Mt Burr Swamp

Environmental education and biodiversity improvements are continuing at Mt Burr Swamp, thanks to the recent support of Responsible Wood – Australia’s largest forest certification scheme. Responsible Wood oversees sustainable forest management in Australiaand launched its new Small Grants Program last year to support collaborative projects that connect communities to their local certified forests. The Mt Burr Swamp Restoration Reserve is…

AFIC and PEFC create a sustainability roadmap for a sustainable furniture supply chain

As featured by PEFC International PEFC is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region. As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must adapt to satisfy their requests. Furniture customers are no different, and sustainable furniture is a highly sought-after…