Responsible Wood goes Trans-Tasman as momentum builds for joint Forestry standard

“Momentum is building, we remain on track to develop a historic Joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management” Responsible Wood’s Simon Dorries travelled to the land of the long white cloud to discuss forest certification in detail… Meeting with the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA), the National Governing Body for PEFC in New Zealand, Mr Dorries…

Responsible Wood to feature in national wood message

“Collaboration is the name of the game, today is our chance to discuss how we can better communicate with our audiences…” And with that the convener for the day’s proceedings, Joe Prevedello, AFPA’s Communication Manager welcomed attendees to the inaugural AFPA Communications summit at the picturesque Manuka Oval on Wednesday, November 7 2018. The movers and shakers of Australian timber…

Responsible Wood set to deliver Tasmanian workshops

Responsible Wood is set to take its message across the Bass Strait with a series of workshops organised with Fine Timber Tasmania licensee holders. Set to be held in Launceston and Hobart the workshops will provide Fine Timber Tasmania licensee holders with the opportunity to discuss the Responsible Wood certification scheme as well as to reinforce the logo usage requirements…

Meet the New Directors

Fresh from their appointment to the board Patrizia Torelli and Willie van Niekerk sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certification scheme now and into the future… New Director – Patrizia Torelli (CEO of the Australasian Furnishing Association) As CEO of the Australasian Furnishing Association, Patrizia Torelli has been an energetic advocate for Australian furniture…

Responsible Wood launches ‘Package It’ campaign

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength with more and more scheme holders engaging with the Responsible Wood brand. Presenting at the Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries outlined the schemes take up amongst forest growers and chain of custody holders; “So far more than 100 Responsible Wood scheme holders have taken up…

BIM digital program for GLT wins coveted Richard Stanton Award for Excellence

Game-Changer for Timber Application on Building Projects A WORLD-first building information modelling program used by Hyne Timber on their glue laminated timber (GLT) range for the design and construction industry has won the coveted Richard Stanton Award for Excellence in 2018. The award and trophy, presented  in Brisbane at the annual general meeting of Responsible Wood on Tuesday the 23rd…

Certification all important in securing industry’s future: VAFI Awards Night in Melbourne

‘Support the Victorian forestry industry, now and into the future’ was the consensus as representatives from the governing Victorian ALP, the Victorian Nationals and the Victorian Shooters and Fishers Party laid bare their plans for the future of the forestry in Victoria at the Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) Awards held at the RACV City Club on Friday, the…

All hands on deck!

Once a wharf bustling with ferries, colliers, passenger and cargo steamers, tugs, tall sailing ships and merchant ships servicing the adjacent market wharf, Sydney’s King Street Wharf is today a busy refuge for city workers, residents and tourists seeking a place to eat and drink with magical harbour views. Surprisingly, this view had been largely ignored in the former incarnation…