Bird monitoring program supports forest plantations

A successful bird monitoring program supported by Responsible Wood Community Grants and undertaken by Birdlife Australia at the request of PF Olsen Australia has dispelled the notion that forest plantations are ‘biological deserts’ In 2015, BirdLife Australia began monitoring bird populations annually in hardwood plantations in western Victoria and have done similar work in Western Australia since 2017.  The Responsible…

PEFC Members Week focuses on sustainability for climate change

THE Australian contingent at the PEFC international sustainability summit in Dublin last week has returned after embracing the theme Climate Change Mitigation: Winning with Wood. The event was hosted by PEFC Ireland and included a range of speakers on the whole value chain from forest to consumer, exploring how forests and wood-based products play a crucial role in the fight…

We need to come together in this agenda for sustainability

As featured by PEFC International The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just around the corner! Ahead of the event, we spoke to the speakers and involved companies to learn about their thoughts on sustainability and the role of forest certification for a greener future. One of the speakers is Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. Tomás has led Business…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the seventh year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally. Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…

Responsible Wood is a ‘must-have’ for builders and renovators

Responsible Wood has been featured in the latest ‘Build IT Resources Guide’, which is now available at newsstands Australia wide… With printed circulation numbering more than 10,000, ‘Build IT’ is an invaluable resource guide for environmentally consensus builders and renovators. With demand for timber continuing to rise, specifically within the construction and building sector, the importance of ensuring that timber is sourced…

PEFC participates in the World Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea

As featured by PEFC International It has been a long wait, but one of the world’s biggest forestry events is just around the corner, the XV World Forestry Congress (WFC). Taking place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2 – 6 May, the theme is Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future. PEFC will be in Seoul in full force! Alongside our Korean member,…

PEFC suspends PEFC Belarus

As featured by PEFC International The National Forest Certification System of Belarus has been suspended by the PEFC International Board, following a request by PEFC Belarus. PEFC Belarus informed PEFC International that it is experiencing a delay in the periodic review of its system documentation. PEFC International requires endorsed systems go through a periodic review to ensure that they are consistently updated to…

Responsible Wood conducts Standards Workshops in Tasmania

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News In December 2021, Responsible Wood published the new AS/NZS 4708:2021 – Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) principles standard. Click here to register your details and download the new standard Published for the first time as a Trans-Tasman Standard, the new Standard provides common benchmarks for sustainably managed Australian and New Zealand forests. The Australia-New Zealand…