PEFC, Responsible Wood featured at peak New Zealand wood processors conference

 “Wood manufacturing matters – especially in the regions” was the title of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) one-day conference held in Christchurch on Thursday, April 4th 2019. And on hand to support the cause, Jason Ross, Responsible Wood’s Marketing and Communication Officer, was busy mixing with New Zealand’s wood processors and manufacturers, promoting the all-important chain of custody…

New Chain of Custody standard amongst highlights at 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

The PEFC International family converged on Geneva, Switzerland to discuss key issues and share experiences as part of the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting. Running from Wednesday April 10th 2019 to Friday April 12th 2019 the meeting provided PEFC members with an ideal opportunity to discuss global impacts on forest certification and emerging trends in forest management and chain of custody…

PEFC, Responsible Wood ‘Chain of Custody’ a trust issue for wood processors

“PEFC Chain of Custody to feature at peak New Zealand wood processors conference” Forest certification is set to be a talking point at the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday, the 4th of April 2019. And according to Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, ‘Chain of Custody’ is an important step for the timber supply…

Hot off the press! Presenting the Responsible Wood Bulletin Autumn 2019…

Extended 16 page edition builds on Responsible Wood’s momentum in the market… Ahead of the autumn release of the Responsible Wood Bulletin, Simon Dorries, CEO of Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, reflected on the shifting perceptions of forest certification in the forest products industry. “For the first time, the Australian Forestry Standard now known as Responsible Wood has developed a…

Responsible Wood to spread message at national construction expo  

“Responsible Wood an important consideration when selecting timber for construction projects” Speaking ahead of the Sydney Build’ expo, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, doubled down on the importance of forest certification in supporting responsible forestry. “More and more timber is being identified as a preferred material on construction projects, which is fantastic, however greater awareness must be…

Responsible Wood, forest certification key features in forest science course

 “Week long courses in Forest and Wood Science tailored for the forest products industry” Invited by the Gottstein Trust to present as part of the 2019 Forest Science course, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, reiterated the importance of forest certification in verifying the origin of forest products and demonstrating timber legality. “Responsible Wood in Australia, and PEFC throughout the globe,…

We have a winner! International House, Sydney claims coveted WAF design prize!

The wait has come to an end! At an impressive gala dinner with over 1000 attendees, the jury of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC. We are delighted to announce that the winner is the International House in Sydney, designed by Tzannes architecture and built by Lendlease with PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) supplied by Stora Enso. A prime…

Responsible Wood goes Trans-Tasman as momentum builds for new standard

“Call for nominations as historic joint standard forest standard remains on course” Responsible Wood is set to travel to New Zealand as impetus builds towards a historic joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Meeting with New Zealand government officials, the New Zealand Green Building Council and a range of PEFC accredited Sustainable Forest Management and Chain…

Responsible Wood a hit with teachers at major educator’s conference

“Conference proves first and foremost that knowledge can grow on trees” Wrapping up a whirlwind five days, Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross is buoyant about the role forestry can play in primary and secondary school education. Billed as the “Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators conference” Responsible Wood brought the important certification message to educators far and wide. Assisting FWPA and ForestLearning,…