Exclusive: World Architecture Festival Judge discusses all things Responsible Wood and forest certification

Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, sat down with Mark Thomson, Australian representative and judge at the World Architecture Festival – Best Use of Certified Timber, to discuss all things Responsible Wood, PEFC International and forest certification more generally. Mark Thomson: Hi Jason, thank you for agreeing to sit down with me today. First things first, can you…

Responsible Wood featured at major Fire, Wind, Sound conference

“More than 100 delegates participated in the Timber Queensland conference” Fire, Wind and Sound was the talk of the town as Timber Queensland members and delegates converged on the Victoria Park Gold Complex for the latest in Timber Queensland’s seminars. With presentations from the QBCC Technical Standards Unit, the Insurance Australia Group, Queensland Bushfire Planning as well as Multinail, RED…

“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

Was timber a key material in one of your construction projects? Did you choose wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? If yes, you can enter your project for a World Architecture Festival prize! For the second time, PEFC is sponsoring the WAF Best Use of Certified Timber…

PEFC, Responsible Wood ‘Chain of Custody’ a trust issue for wood processors

“PEFC Chain of Custody to feature at peak New Zealand wood processors conference” Forest certification is set to be a talking point at the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA) Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday, the 4th of April 2019. And according to Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, ‘Chain of Custody’ is an important step for the timber supply…

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 fifth 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…

Exclusive: Responsible Wood an important step for timber furniture

Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries sat down with Patrizia Torelli, Australasian Furnishing Association CEO, to discuss Responsible Wood, PEFC, forest certification and all things timber legality. Patrizia: First things first, what is forest certification, what is Responsible Wood and why is it important for AFA members? Simon: Forest certification validates the origin of the timber, in the forest, and through…

Responsible Wood supports apprentices that work with wood

“Responsible Wood supports Wood Machining apprentices with industry insights” Responsible Wood will take forest certification to the students following the announcement of a new sponsorship arrangement with the Furnishing and Joinery Industry Design and Innovation Centre. As part of the arrangement, Responsible Wood will sponsorship top apprentices in Wood Machining set to be announced at an Awards Ceremony next Thursday,…

Exclusive: NSW Forests, the Gumbaynggirr nation and Wedding Bells State Forest

Responsible Wood certification from the Forest Manager’s perspective In the NSW North Coast hinterland behind Woolgoolga, within the Gumbaynggirr nation, North of Coffs Harbour, lies the Wedding Bells State Forest; a leading example of how a forest can be managed for multiple uses. Since its dedication as a state forest in 1917 Wedding Bells State Forest has operated not only…

Responsible Wood, Kids Under Cover featured in national woodworking magazine

Responsible Wood featured on page 13 in AWISA national magazine Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme was recently featured in page 13 of the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA) magazine. Showcasing the Nest’d™ ‘Kids Under Cover’, Responsible Wood features prominently within a publication that is distributed extensively throughout the woodworking community. Highlighting the importance of targeting specifiers and end consumers of…