The Responsible Wood wrap up from the PEFC General Assembly

PEFC endorses new benchmarks, Responsible Wood director presents to the General Assembly and PEFC elect Tasmanian forester to peak board… “NOVEMBER 14 was a future defining day for PEFC,” secretary-general Ben Gunneberg said as the PEFC general assembly in Geneva voted on the approval of the revised Sustainable Forest Management and Group Forest Management Certi­cation benchmark standards. “We are delighted…

Responsible Wood endorses new PEFC benchmarks standards for SFM and group forest certification

The new benchmarks are a leap forward for sustainable forest management and small forest holders… Endorsed following a vote of the PEFC General Assembly in Switzerland, Responsible Wood is proud to announce that new Sustainable Forest Management and Group Forest Management Certification benchmark standards have been developed for use. Representing Responsible Wood, the PEFC National Governing Body in Australia, Simon Dorries advised that the…

Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture

In the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly flat-pack furniture is being re-imagined.  Here, joiner Ben McGreevy recently launched furniture company Oak and Hide, using Australian Hoop Pine to craft furniture that will be ingeniously flat-packed for delivery but guaranteed to out-live its cheaper flat-packed rivals by decades. McGreevy has abolished the need for allan keys, dowels, fasteners and bolts (which are…

Responsible Wood features at Forest Learning Virtual Reality (VR) Workshop

“We are developing teaching tools that will engage technology savvy learners in schools today, aiming to provide greater visibility of our ultimate renewable forest and wood industry in classrooms” According to ForestLearning Program Manager Beth Welden, the answer increasingly lies in the realms of ‘virtual reality.’ Presenting to delegates at the Australian Forest Education Alliance in Canberra, Beth Welden briefed…

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…