Meet the Supplier – IBuilt

Meet Your Certified Supplier At Responsible Wood, our mission is to develop and promote globally recognised standards for sustainable forest management and responsible sourcing of forest products through rigorous third-party certification. Recently, our CEO, Simon Dorries, and Sustainability Manager, Matt de Jongh, visited IBuilt Engineered Wood Products to reinforce our shared commitment to sustainability and responsible forestry. Who is IBuilt?…

International Day of Forests 2024

Forests & Innovation: New Solutions for a Better World! Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, the International Day of Forests, also known as World Forest Day, takes place on March 21st each year to raise awareness about the importance of forests and to promote sustainable forest management.  The International Day of Forests provides an opportunity to celebrate…

International Women’s Day 2024

Celebrating Women in Sustainable Forestry As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, it’s essential to recognise and uplift the incredible achievements of women across all sectors, including the vital area of sustainable forest management. This year’s theme, “Inspire Inclusion,” emphasises the importance of creating an inclusive world where women’s contributions are acknowledged and valued, not just in traditional…

Paper plates, cups, and utensils arranged on a green surface for a convenient and eco-friendly dining setup.

The Benefits Of Sustainable Packaging And Certified Products

The benefits of using sustainable packaging for e-commerce businesses and why you should offer certified products December 8, 2023 – Brisbane, Australia  Today, online shopping and home delivery services have taken the world by storm. Thanks to the convenience of ordering whatever people want from the comfort of their homes, more people are shopping than ever before. While this may…

Statement on Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Separating fact from fiction: reflecting on deforestation and forest degradation December 8, 2023 – Brisbane, Australia  We recognise the irreplaceable role of forests and ecosystems in maintaining the delicate balance of our planet, and the communities around the world who depend on them. Responsible Wood shares the growing concern about continued deforestation and forest degradation. We are committed to actively…

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PEFC International’s CEO Visits Australia And New Zealand

Join PEFC International CEO / Secretary General Dr Michael Berger in Australia and New Zealand PEFC International CEO / Secretary General Dr Michael Berger will be visiting Australia and New Zealand in March and April of this year to engage with industry partners, key stakeholders, and certified organizations regarding sustainable forest management and chain of custody certification. This marks Michael’s…

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New forestry standard achieves PEFC International endorsement

Joint standard AS/NZS 4708 receives endorsement Responsible Wood, an Australian not-for-profit organisation that develops globally endorsed standards for sustainable forest management and the sourcing of forest products, has announced the endorsement of its new standard by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). JAS-ANZ is currently finalising accreditation arrangements for the new standard, and certification bodies will soon…

New Communications & Marketing Specialist

Marketing & Communications Specialist joins the Responsible Wood Team A promotions and comms specialist with experience in auditing has been appointed in the new marketing and communication at Responsible Wood. In addition to 10 years as a senior audit team leader and compliance officer with Sydney-based Global-Mark, Jonathan Tibbits has owned and operated a successful marketing and communications consultancy serving…

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Responsible Wood launches Community Grants Program

On 1 September 2022, Responsible Wood launched its Community Grants Program. This is the program’s third year, following the successful 2020/21 and 2021/22 programs. The aim of the program is to support local communities develop, design and implement small community-based projects in their local area in conjunction with their local Responsible Wood certified company. Community Grants are awarded for collaborative,…