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…

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…

Responsible Wood supported event a ‘first’ for over 100 architects, engineers and specifiers

Meet industry’s new ambassador as range of speakers address the Ultimate Renewable MORE than 100 architects, engineers, and specifiers will gather in Melbourne on August 24 for one of Australia’s largest timber industry events. Titled ‘Wood You Like to Know’, it aligns with the Ultimate Renewable theme promoting timber as “undeniably the most sustainable building material to be specified and…

How to Build Sustainable Timber Homes

Eco-friendly homes are becoming more and more popular in the modern world, which is terrific. But a big part of building a home is acquiring and using timber, whichis the preferred option for sustainable housing. However, you need to know where your timber comes from. Here’s what you need to know about building homes with sustainable timber. What is sustainable…

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…

What is Australian Sustainable Timber and Why is it So Important?

If you’ve heard about sustainable timber and wondered what it’s all about, then wonder no more. Many manufacturers and other businesses now look for Responsible Wood certification on timber products, ensuring they can confidently produce and sell products that are made in a more environmentally conscious way. But that’s just one part of what sustainable timber is all about. What…

For the love of trees: photographers capture magic of our forests in national photo competition

Three Responsible Wood placegetters now eligible for PEFC International award THREE rural shutterbugs devoted to the Great Outdoors and each with a “long-time love of our forests, trees and timber” are the winning placegetters in the 2022 national Responsible Wood photo competition. “The exceptional response to the competition from across Australia was truly heart-warming with more than 700 photographs –…

Industry leaders gathered at Weathertex event to raise awareness of an Australian circular economy

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Architects, designers and construction companies focused on business and the environment AUSTRALIAN-owned manufacturer of zero-carbon external timber cladding, Weathertex has brought together industry leaders to explore, educate and drive awareness on Building a Circular Australia. Architects, designers, developers and construction companies gathered in Sydney last Wednesday to hear how a circular…

Responsible Wood, the Sustainable Choice

Responsible Wood and PEFC amongst the first brands onboarded to Sustainable Choice platform. It is no secret that consumer attitudes toward environmental sustainability have shifted dramatically in recent times, which in turn has influenced their behaviours when it comes to the brands they buy from. In fact, consumer research studies1 demonstrate that 61% of people want more information to help…