Eduardo Rojas Briales elected as new PEFC Chair

As featured by PEFC International Eduardo Rojas Briales, former Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, was elected the new Chairman of PEFC International at the 26th PEFC General Assembly. “The past years have seen forests being put at the centre of key global debates, especially in combating climate change,”…

XLam CLT natural, healthy choice for pre-fab firm’s workplace environment

As featured in Master Builder New South Wales magazine 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…

COP26: PEFC calls on world leaders to recognise the crucial contribution of forest certification in tackling climate change

As featrured by PEFC International The COP26 meeting in Glasgow represents a significant milestone in defining our common actions to tackle the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions – the sustainable management and use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges – have a critical role to play in limiting global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. PEFC works to protect, responsibly…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: a gymnastics centre and a research facility show the flexibility and robustness of timber

As featured by PEFC International Have a look at two finalists of the Best Use of Certified Timer Prize, supported by PEFC: a gymnastics centre that can be converted into an exhibition hall, and a research facility that chose timber for its robustness against corrosive sea air and cyclones. Ariake Gymnastics Centre – Nikken Sekkei The Ariake Gymnastics Centre in…

Standard Development underpins busy year for Responsible Wood

PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg delivers keynote address at hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM). DELIVERING the keynote address at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg provided members with an update about PEFC’s global initiatives. Amongst key initiatives include the development of regionalised PEFC hubs as well as a greater focus in advocacy in areas of…

Job Alert – Responsible Wood is looking for a Sustainablity Manager

Responsible Wood is on the look out for a results-driven Sustainablity Manager to join its team… The Company Responsible Wood is an accredited Standards Development Organisation (SDO) accredited by Standards Australia to develop Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and oversees the operation of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). The Scheme is made up of two Australian Standards, the…

Save the Date – Responsible Wood AGM to be hosted in Brisbane

PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg will be presenting at the 18th Australian Forestry Standard Limited – Trading as Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting. Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries explains: “Responsible Wood is delighted to welcome PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg who has agreed to address the AGM attendees and provide an update on new PEFC initiatives.” In addition, Responsible Wood will…