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…

Planting for the future – HQ Plantations, Stewardship and AS 4708 Sustainable Forest Management

FROM the lookout at Mount Beerburrum the view is majestic. This is a special place where forests dominate the landscape… Managing forests in changing landscapes was on display as HQPlantations took Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross on a tour of their 22,000 ha Southern Pine plantation in Beerburrum. With more than 340,000 ha of forest under management from south east Queensland…

Responsible Wood recognised under Australian Government Procurement Rules

  COMPLYING TO GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT RULES SUPPLIERS must now meet Australian standards in order to supply timber and timber-based products to the federal government. Referenced as part of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, government departments are obligated to meet specific Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) when selecting suppliers for timber and timber-based products. Among CPRs, government departments must now specify…

Responsible Wood announces the revision of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management AS 4708

Responsible Wood is an Accredited Standard Development Organisation and has responsibility for developing and maintaining Australian Standard AS 4708 Sustainable Forest Management. Responsible Wood announces the commencement of the 5 yearly review of AS 4708. AS 4708 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good practice and continued improvement towards Sustainable Forest Management.…

RW seeks independent director

As part of its mission to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests, Responsible Wood is seeking one Independent Director to join the Board. Responsible Wood is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests. To accomplish this aim, responsible wood owns and manages the Responsible Wood Certification…

Timber House’s new office space shapes up for project certification

Project showcases Queensland’s finest timbers CERTIFIED timber held the floor as Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood met with SCS Global Services to kick-start project certification of their new office space at Timber House in the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron. The project is undergoing an audit and stands to be the second registered under the ‘Responsible Wood Project Certification Scheme’;…