2 RW workers observing a plant's growth

Responsible Wood Statement on Victorian Government Announcement

May 24th Announcement “Unexpected and Incomprehensible“ Responsible Wood wishes to add our voice to the many expressing dismay at the Victorian Government’s announcement to bring forward the end of sustainable native forest management. Sustainable native forest management provides a broad range of benefits to Victorian communities, including well paid employment in regional areas, economic development, recreation facilities and opportunities, all…

What Is Forest Certification?

Forest certification is a voluntary procedure in which an impartial third party, known as the “certification body,” evaluates the quality of forest management and production based on a set of predetermined requirements, referred to as “standards,” established by a public or private certification organisation. The purpose is to provide consumers with information regarding the sustainability of the forests that have…

Group of Hikers enjoying the wilderness

What Is Sustainable Forest Certification?

Forests are one of the most valuable natural resources on earth, providing a wide range of ecological, social, and economic benefits. However, unsustainable forest management practices, including deforestation and forest degradation, have led to significant environmental, social, and economic consequences. In response to these challenges, the concept of sustainable forest management has gained increasing attention in recent decades. One of…

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How to Find Certified Sustainable Forests

Forests play a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance and providing valuable resources. However, unsustainable logging practices can lead to deforestation and environmental degradation. To address this issue, certified sustainable forests have emerged as a way to promote responsible forestry. This article will guide you on how to find certified sustainable forests, ensuring that you contribute to the preservation of…

Wood You Like To Know Conference Recap

Engaging Content and Key Takeaways for Building Professionals The Wood You Like to Know Conference, hosted by Weathertex and Wattyl Australia, brought together builders, designers, and other industry professionals in Brisbane for a day of insightful discussions on timber products in residential and commercial building projects. The event, held at the exclusive Gambaro Hotel, featured an impressive lineup of speakers…

RW IVE Group at their warehouse

Meet The IVE Group

In order to mitigate our individual and collective environmental impact, it is crucial that we take action to address the global issue of human induced climate change. Paper and cardboard packaging plays a significant role in this effort. There is a growing demand for sustainable paper and packaging solutions that are renewable and recyclable. It is essential that we prioritise…

Michael Berger at the Brisbane Wood You Like to Know Conference

PEFC international visits Australia & New Zealand

Key Takeaways from Michael Berger’s Visit Dr. Michael Berger, the CEO and Secretary General of PEFC International, recently visited Australia and New Zealand to engage with industry partners, stakeholders, and certified organizations. This marked Dr. Berger’s first visit to the region since being appointed to his role in June 2022, and it was a timely opportunity to discuss key issues…

Attendees of the Timber Certification Conference at Malaysia

Timber Certification Conference

Unlocking the Potential of Sustainable Forestry: Highlights from the International Conference on Timber Certification in Malaysia In March of this year, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) and the Institute for Environment and Development, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia, hosted the highly anticipated International Conference on Timber Certification: Exploring Future Frontiers. Over the course of two days, the conference provided a platform for…

International Forest Day 2023

International Day of Forests 2023

Healthy forests for healthy people Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, the International Day of Forests, also known as World Forest Day, takes place on March 21st each year to raise awareness about the importance of forests and to promote sustainable forest management.  The International Day of Forests provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits that forests…

Sydney Build Expo 2023

The 8th Annual Sydney Build Expo

Sustainability: maximising renewables in construction Sydney recently hosted the 8th annual Sydney Build Expo, the biggest construction event in Australia, bringing together key players in the industry including contractors, architects, engineers, house builders, developers, government and construction professionals. The two-day event, which took place on the 23rd and 24th of March, and featured over 500 exhibitors, 300+ accredited presentations, and…