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…

Going local, slow and carbon low in the 21st century updating of the drop slab hut

Covered by Gib Wetteenhall, Secretary of Ballarat Region Treegrowers (BRT)  The Drop Slab Hut was supported by the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program. For more information about the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program please visit the Responsible Wood website. The ImLal drop slab hut provides a practical and attractive example of how we might deploy eucalypts, wattles and other native…

Timber from Russia and Belarus considered ‘conflict timber’

As featured by PEFC International All timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’ and therefore cannot be used in PEFC-certified products, the Board of PEFC International clarified on Friday, the 4th of March 2022. PEFC is extremely concerned about the Russian government’s attack on Ukraine. The military invasion is in direct opposition to our core values. This aggression…

Responsible Wood’s new standard submitted to PEFC for assessment

As featured by PEFC International Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the revised Responsible Wood Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 28 April. Give your feedback. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard. See all system…