Responsible Wood reaches hundreds with Sustainable Forest Management workshops

More than 200 stakeholders have participated in Responsible Wood workshops and meetings, launching the new AS / NZS 4708:2021 standard for Sustainable Forest Management both in Australia and New Zealand. Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh has spent a week in Victoria and Mount Gambier, SA, following a series of workshops and meetings in Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales…

A tide of wild garlic, a bird on alert and new life in PEFC Belgium’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Belgium has announced the winners of its 2022 Experience Forests, Experience PEFC Photo Contest, selected from almost 750 entries. “This year’s award list takes us from forest to forest and immerses us in poetic and magical atmospheres,” said Valérie Squelart from PEFC Belgium. “A huge thank you to all the participants for sharing their…

PEFC suspends PEFC Russia

As featured by PEFC International The Russian National Voluntary Forest Certification System (FCR) has been suspended by the PEFC International Board, in mutual agreement with PEFC Russia. The suspension is intended to preserve the conditions for a successful long-term cooperation with PEFC Russia in order to support sustainable forest management in the Russian Federation in light of the current political…

Responsible Wood releases key guidance information for AS / NZS 4708 Standard

Key changes and questions and answers featured on responsiblewood.org.au website In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing the new standard. So far Mr de…

Closing the gap between reality and perception at the World Forestry Congress

As featured by PEFC International “The knowledge gap between forestry actors and society in Korea can be narrowed down through constructive communications: our event contributes meaningfully to the overall country effort,” said Mr Byungki Ahn. Mr Ahn, Director of Forest Policy Division,  Service, was speaking at the KFCC-PEFC Customer Relationship & Business Strategy Meeting side event, held on the first day of the XV World…

PEFC appoints new Secretary General and CEO

As featured by PEFC International The PEFC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michael Berger as PEFC Secretary General/CEO as of 1 June 2022. “Michael will be an engaged, responsive, and dedicated leader for the PEFC alliance,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, PEFC Chair. “With his team-oriented, people-centric management style, his focus on collaboration and innovation, and…

Responsible Wood to provide initial PEFC Chain of Custody Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in initial PEFC recognised chain of custody training on the 3rd and 4th of August 2022.   It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or certification decision…

PEFC Annual Review – Building Sustainability Together in 2021

As featured by PEFC International 2021 was an exciting year for the PEFC Alliance, bringing innovations and new collaborations. The number of certified hectares of forest and certified companies continued to grow, and two new systems achieved PEFC endorsement – one of them the very first regional system to be endorsed. We continued to work together as a global team,…