Responsible Wood welcomes Woolworths new Australian-made paper bag

Responsible Wood has welcomed an announced by Woolworths that it will be stocking PEFC-certified Australian-made paper bags in South Australia and the Northern Territory. The move comes ahead of a progressive roll out of Australian-made paper bags over the next 12 months. Woolworths’ paper shopping bags were first launched in June 2020 in response to customer demand for a paper…

Responsible Wood gets its ‘compliance tick’ from Standards Australia

As one of five accredited Standards Development Organisations Responsible Wood is subject to regular surveillance audits, ensuring our scheme is independent, credible, trans parent, and technically competent… Responsible Wood has passed an audit and ‘check compliance’ with flying colours with development activities meeting all requirements of Standards Australia. Connecting remotely, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the surveillance audit provides…

When sustainable timber construction helps grow local jobs and local forests

As featured by PEFC International Forests and their value chains are of critical importance for sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, especially in rural areas. At PEFC, a strong focus of our work has always been to promote and secure decent jobs with a focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises. The use of local wood,…

Iconic Wildlife ‘eco’ Retreat secures Australian Certified Timber award

Cox Architecture, TTW and Taylor Thomson Whitting combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. A highly-acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian Certified Timber award announced as part of the 21st Australian Timber Design Awards. The Wildlife Retreat was a worthy winner…

Building with timber, a love story for millennia

As featured by PEFC International Humans have been using wood to build their homes for more than 10,000 years. It’s a material that we have long trusted and relied on. But how we use timber to build has changed, with the latest technologies meaning this ancient building material remains state-of-the-art. One of the most exciting developments across the construction landscape is…

Renowned architect recognised as champion of forest certification

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 was a finalist in the Richard Stanton Memorial Award announced at the Responsible Wood AGM in October…

Australian Timber Design Awards now a virtual celebration!

For the first time in its storied history, the Australian Timber Design Awards will be hosted as a virtual celebration. The award ceremony will ‘go live’ at 7pm (AEDT), Wednesday the 2nd of December 2020 with a link for registration available here. Andrew Dunn, CEO, Timber Development Association, who is organising the national contest explains: “The awards are celebrating their…

Responsible Wood responds to PEFC assessment against ASEAN Guidelines

Responsible Wood, the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia, has welcomed the release of a new report where PEFC has achieved the highest ranking in the assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. The Association of Southeast…