Spreading the sustainable forest message at Wood Dust festival

RESPONSIBLE Wood will spread the sustainable forest message at a unique event at Bungendore and Queenbeyan in NSW from October 17 to 21 – Wood Dust: the International Timber and Woodworking Festival. Marketing and communications officer for Responsible Wood Jason Ross said the event provided an excellent venue to further promote home-grown wood as a certified and sustainable chain-of-custody choice…

RW makes a mark at Timber Queensland ‘Engineered Wood Products’ Seminar

Glue Laminated Timber (GLT), Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) were in the spot light as the movers and shakers in the Queensland timber industry converged on the Grand Ballroom at the Victoria Park Golf Complex in downtown Brisbane to discuss the evolving trends in the engineered timber industry. Responsible Wood members Hyne Timber and Wesbeam showcased…

New RW communications officer relates to wood’s biophilic values

AHEAD of his appointment this week as marketing and communications officer for Responsible Wood, Jason Ross was well-equipped with the facts, figures and features of sustainable timber production in Australia. Meeting with personnel at Timber House in Brisbane on Monday, Jason expressed a passion and eagerness “to jump into the task”. Jason, a marketing and business development professional, brings nine…

World’s tallest timber tower tops out with sustainable PEFC wood

A very interesting article in Timber&Forestry enews – edition 522, August 2 on P15. International property and infrastructure group Lendlease has reached structural completion of the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building in Brisbane. The $140 million nine-storey building involves 3097 individual timber elements, including 33 timber columns on each floor and 52 beams. More than 5970 cub…

Nominations open for Richard Stanton award for excellence in forest management

RESPONSIBLE Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. This is the fourth 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 Ltd (now Responsible Wood),…

Australia and New Zealand move on joint trans-Tasman forest management standard

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand are closer to developing a joint trans-Tasman standard for forest management following a joint meeting between the boards of Responsible Wood and the New Zealand Forest certification Association (NZFCA) in Wellington last week. Responsible Wood and the NZFCA operate PEFC-endorsed sustainable forest management systems in Australia and New Zealand respectively. A significant outcome of the meeting…

Short 30 second video on Certification

A few years back Forests and Wood Products Australia prepared a short 30 second TV Ad to promote Forest Certification in Australia. It was never used on their TV campaign. FWPA has kindly opened their archive vault, and updated it with our new logo –  enjoy the video.  We thought you might like to be aware of it. Click Here…

Update – Reforms to the illegal logging laws (February 2018)

The following is an extract from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Website In October 2017, the government announced several reforms to the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012. These were intended to streamline and clarify the Regulation’s due diligence requirements. The key reform was the establishment of a new ‘deemed to comply’ arrangement for products certified under the Forest…

Responsible Wood wins gold in international brand contest

A GOLD medal award in an international branding competition has added to the Australia-wide success of the Responsible Wood campaign. The Responsible Wood logo won best brand and best design agency in the Oceania region in the 5thInternational Best Brands contest, which honours excellence in design around the world. Since Australian Forestry Standard changed its name to Responsible Wood in…