Sustainable material trends for the global fashion industry

As featured by PEFC International Who wins the sustainability argument: the cotton shirt or the polyester shirt? Unfortunately, there is no simple way to call the winner. Choosing sustainable materials is one big positive step businesses – and consumers – can take towards climate action. In an important webinar organised this month by the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) Singapore, industry…

Responsible Wood announces amendment project for AS / NZS 4708

Responsible Wood announces an amendment project for AS / NZS 4708. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download the new standard AS/NZS 4708 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good…

Responsible Wood announces Transition Policy for AS / NZS 4708 : 2021

Certificates issued to AS 4708:2013  will be recognised in the Responsible Wood and PEFC systems until 9th of March 2024 under a transition policy approved by the Board of Responsible Wood. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download…

Going local, slow and carbon low in the 21st century updating of the drop slab hut

Covered by Gib Wetteenhall, Secretary of Ballarat Region Treegrowers (BRT)  The Drop Slab Hut was supported by the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program. For more information about the Responsible Wood Community Grants Program please visit the Responsible Wood website. The ImLal drop slab hut provides a practical and attractive example of how we might deploy eucalypts, wattles and other native…

Timber from Russia and Belarus considered ‘conflict timber’

As featured by PEFC International All timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’ and therefore cannot be used in PEFC-certified products, the Board of PEFC International clarified on Friday, the 4th of March 2022. PEFC is extremely concerned about the Russian government’s attack on Ukraine. The military invasion is in direct opposition to our core values. This aggression…

Responsible Wood’s new standard submitted to PEFC for assessment

As featured by PEFC International Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the revised Responsible Wood Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 28 April. Give your feedback. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard. See all system…

The Responsible Wood forest certification system submitted to PEFC for assessment

The Responsible Wood Forest Certification System has been submitted to PEFC for assessment. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 28 February to 28 April 2022. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC…

Responsible Wood, the natural choice

As fearured on the Natural Wood Floors website Deciding to install beautiful timber floors in your home is an investment for both you and the value of your house. However, with so much misinformation circling around, it can be tricky to navigate what’s sustainable and what isn’t when it comes to the timber you choose to purchase. Sustainable forest management…