Forests are the mother of nature

Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories from the forest. Meet Kurniawan Doni Wibowo, a runner up in our 2019 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kurniawan tells us more about his photo ‘The Lush of Ecotourism Forest’ and why it is so important to take good care of our forests. How do you feel about forests, both…

COVID-19: Updated guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 12/05/2020 Responsible Wood, the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia, has published the following statement from PEFC International. To support certified entities and certification bodies during the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, we have produced guidance regarding auditing (chain of custody and sustainable forest management), and the transition to the 2020 standards. As the COVID-19 situation continues…

Practicing continuous improvement: The evolution of PEFC standards

Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories about forest certification. In this, PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg speaks about the development of the PEFC standards, and why it is so important to adapt national forest management standards to local conditions… PEFC International develops sustainability benchmarks that are applicable globally. Yet the real work is done by local stakeholders, who…

‘Essential’ AS / NZS 4708 project zooms ahead…

‘Business as usual’ as the AS / NZS 4708 Standards Reference Committee work towards Trans-Tasman Sustainable Forest Management Standard. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing has emerged as an important platform for businesses and communities to connect.  Indeed, Australian and New Zealand representatives are ‘zooming in’ to continue essential standard development work.   Meeting on a weekly basis, and with representatives…

COVID-19: Updated guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 22/04/2020 Responsible Wood, the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia, has published the following statement from PEFC International. To support certified entities and certification bodies during the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, we have produced guidance regarding auditing (chain of custody and sustainable forest management), and the transition to the 2020 standards. As the COVID-19 situation continues…

PEFC New Zealand website goes live

PEFC in New Zealand has a new online home with the announcement by the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) of a new website promoting PEFC forest certification for New Zealanders… The new website will keep New Zealanders abreast with all things PEFC and will feature important stories that are relevant to New Zealand.  Reflecting on the new website, NZFCA…