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,…

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What is recycled timber and how can you support conservation efforts

YOU’VE probably heard of recycled timber, or reclaimed timber as it is sometimes known. But what exactly is it? In this article, we look at what recycled timber is, and how you can support forest conservation efforts by sourcing sustainable timber products. What is recycled timber? Recycled timber is timber that has already been used for human consumption, such as…

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How Responsible Wood helps with sustainably sourcing 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 wooden furniture designs helps the fight against 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…