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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,…

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How Responsible Wood helps source ethical wood products

IF you’ve ever wondered if there is a way to tell whether the timber products available are ethically sourced wood products or not, then you don’t need to wonder anymore. Responsible Wood is the Australian national governing body for the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the world’s largest forest certification system. Responsible Wood is helping people source…

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How the wooden furniture you design, make, and sell stores carbon and combats climate change

As featured by PEFC International Furniture designers, manufacturers, and retailers play an essential part in the fight against climate change by sourcing wood from sustainably managed forests, which helps increase forests’ capacity to store CO2. The stored carbon will then remain in wooden furniture products throughout their lifetimes. So, how does it work? Do non-certified forests store CO2 the same way…

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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…

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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…