Introducing AS 4707:2021 – Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products Webinar

Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, and AS 4707 Standard Reference Committee Chair, Peter Zed, headline webinar introducing the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody (AS 4707) Taking place on Tuesday, the 9th of November 2021 the webinar introduced and explained the main changes in the AS 4707:2021 standard, providing the basis for the requirements that certificate holders can use in…

Responsible Wood releases Statement on the Management of Australia’s Native Forests

Statement launched during the Responsible Wood 2021 Annual General Meeting in Brisbane The release of the statement comes at a time where the COP26 meeting in Glasgow represents a significant milestone in defining our common actions to tackle the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions – the sustainable management and use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges – have a critical role…

Applications for 2021 Responsible Wood Community Grants have now closed

18 community groups have lodged applications for the 2021 Community Grants Program. Responsible Wood has been overwhelmed by the response of community, with applications received by community groups connected to Responsible Wood-certified forests across Australia. This is the program’s second year, following the successful 2020/21 program where six community groups were provided to communities in South Australia, Victoria, New South…

COP26: PEFC calls on world leaders to recognise the crucial contribution of forest certification in tackling climate change

As featrured by PEFC International The COP26 meeting in Glasgow represents a significant milestone in defining our common actions to tackle the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions – the sustainable management and use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges – have a critical role to play in limiting global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. PEFC works to protect, responsibly…

Just Published: Responsible Wood releases Responsible Wood Transition Policy for Australian Standard AS 4707:2021

Following the September 2021 release of the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products (AS 4707:2021), Responsible Wood has published a Transition Policy for certificate holders and certification bodies. The new standard supersedes AS 4707:2014 and is the Australian adoption of the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard PEFC ST 2002:2020. But what does this…

ForestrySA ranger takes Richard Stanton award for work in sustainable forestry and communities

A FORESTRY SA ranger stationed at Mount Gambier in the Green Triangle whose work has extended to native vegetation management and as a communicator in the region has won the coved Richard Stanton Memorial Award for 2021. The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry…

Solo Pacific adventurer visits source of rowboat timber

As featured by Responsible Wood-member HQPlantations Tom Robinson, the youngest rower to attempt a Pacific crossing from South America to Australia, recently visited Responsible Wood-certified HQPlantations Blackbutt Araucaria plantation forest to learn more about the source of the timber for his ocean-going rowboat. From January 2022, the young adventurer will spend nine months at sea in timber boat he designed…

Responsible Wood website gets a refresh

New website improves user experience, has greater searchability online and improves alignment with the PEFC website Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, www.responsiblewood.org.au. The website follows 12 months of collaboration with digital marketing agency, Primal Agency, and extensive feedback from our stakeholders, improving the user experience and interface for…

Save the Date – Responsible Wood AGM to be hosted in Brisbane

PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg will be presenting at the 18th Australian Forestry Standard Limited – Trading as Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting. Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries explains: “Responsible Wood is delighted to welcome PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg who has agreed to address the AGM attendees and provide an update on new PEFC initiatives.” In addition, Responsible Wood will…