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…

Royd Clan House secures the Australian Certified Timber award

Level Architekture, Vistek Structural Engineers, Hyne Timber and XLAM combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for their “Royd Clan House” creation. Announced as part of the 22nd Australian Timber Design awards, the Victorian home was constructed from the remnants of an old property and its monolithic boulders, using Responsible Wood-certified Glulam and CLT throughout. Indeed “Royd Clan House”…

Sustainable forest management in spotlight for primary schools as industry celebrates National Agriculture Day

As featured in Timber and Forestry E News More than 360 students from across Australia logged into online sessions NATIONAL Agriculture Day on November 19 was a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of agriculture including forestry, and the immense opportunities available for Australia’s young people to engage in the wide variety of careers on offer. This year, ForestLearning again…

Introducing AS 4707:2021 – Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products Webinar

Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, and AS 4707 Standard Reference Committee Chair, Peter Zed, headline webinar introducing the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody (AS 4707) Taking place on Tuesday, the 9th of November 2021 the webinar introduced and explained the main changes in the AS 4707:2021 standard, providing the basis for the requirements that certificate holders can use in…

Just Published: Responsible Wood releases Responsible Wood Transition Policy for Australian Standard AS 4707:2021

Following the September 2021 release of the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products (AS 4707:2021), Responsible Wood has published a Transition Policy for certificate holders and certification bodies. The new standard supersedes AS 4707:2014 and is the Australian adoption of the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard PEFC ST 2002:2020. But what does this…

Register for Webinar: Introducing AS 4707:2021 – Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products

New webinar will introduce the new standard, discuss key requirements and transition from the 2014 standards. Taking place on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (10.00am AWST, 12.00pm AEST and 1.00pm AEDT), the webinar will introduce and explain the main changes in the AS 4707:2021 standard, providing the basis for the requirements that certificate holders can use in carrying Responsible Wood and…

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…

Celebrating our rainforests on World Rainforest Day

As featured by PEFC International We are a proud partner of the World Rainforest Day initiative, organized by the Rainforest Partnership to celebrate World Rainforest Day. Taking place on 22 June, World Rainforest Day is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Did you know that rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area, but…

Responsible Wood hosts product trends, trademarks and declarations webinar

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their latest webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, showed how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar covered the advantages of…