PEFC-certified Christmas trees illuminate across the world

As featured by PEFC International Christmas is nearly here and Christmas trees are lighting up city centres, spreading seasonal splendour. Once again, several European cities have chosen PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration. “It is wonderful to see that so many prominent places have chosen Christmas trees from sustainably managed, PEFC-certified forests,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International.…

Responsible Wood gets its ‘compliance tick’ from Standards Australia

As one of five accredited Standards Development Organisations Responsible Wood is subject to regular surveillance audits, ensuring our scheme is independent, credible, trans parent, and technically competent… Responsible Wood has passed an audit and ‘check compliance’ with flying colours with development activities meeting all requirements of Standards Australia. Connecting remotely, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the surveillance audit provides…

When sustainable timber construction helps grow local jobs and local forests

As featured by PEFC International Forests and their value chains are of critical importance for sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, especially in rural areas. At PEFC, a strong focus of our work has always been to promote and secure decent jobs with a focus on small- and medium-sized enterprises. The use of local wood,…

Iconic Wildlife ‘eco’ Retreat secures Australian Certified Timber award

Cox Architecture, TTW and Taylor Thomson Whitting combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. A highly-acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian Certified Timber award announced as part of the 21st Australian Timber Design Awards. The Wildlife Retreat was a worthy winner…

Building with timber, a love story for millennia

As featured by PEFC International Humans have been using wood to build their homes for more than 10,000 years. It’s a material that we have long trusted and relied on. But how we use timber to build has changed, with the latest technologies meaning this ancient building material remains state-of-the-art. One of the most exciting developments across the construction landscape is…

PEFC receives highest ranking against ASEAN Guidelines

As featured by PEFC International PEFC has achieved the highest ranking in the assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines, thanks to our regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Guidelines for Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture…