Timber from Russia and Belarus considered ‘conflict timber’

As featured by PEFC International All timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’ and therefore cannot be used in PEFC-certified products, the Board of PEFC International clarified on Friday, the 4th of March 2022. PEFC is extremely concerned about the Russian government’s attack on Ukraine. The military invasion is in direct opposition to our core values. This aggression…

Responsible Wood’s new standard submitted to PEFC for assessment

As featured by PEFC International Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the revised Responsible Wood Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 28 April. Give your feedback. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard. See all system…

The Responsible Wood forest certification system submitted to PEFC for assessment

The Responsible Wood Forest Certification System has been submitted to PEFC for assessment. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 28 February to 28 April 2022. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC…

Responsible Wood, the natural choice

As fearured on the Natural Wood Floors website Deciding to install beautiful timber floors in your home is an investment for both you and the value of your house. However, with so much misinformation circling around, it can be tricky to navigate what’s sustainable and what isn’t when it comes to the timber you choose to purchase. Sustainable forest management…

The ‘radical’ re-built timber home inspired by nature

A clear vision to create a structure that emulated its rocky surrounds… AN award-winning architect inspired by nature has used cross-laminated timber and glulam in a Victorian re-build project that blends with its surrounding rocky landscape. From the remnants of an old property outside Geelong, Melbourne-based Level Architekture, together with Vistek Structural Engineers, Responsible Wood-certified Hyne Timber and XLam, ticked…

Berlinovo apartment building – hybrid construction with PEFC-certified timber

As featured by PEFC International Berlin has a new residential complex for students, realized as a timber hybrid construction. PEFC-certified timber in the load-bearing elements has a beneficial effect on the speed of construction, the quality of living and the building’s ecological footprint. Living space is rare in Germany’s capital, making the search for housing a challenge, especially for students. Berlinovo…

PEFC announces departure of CEO

As featured by PEFC International We begin 2022 with the announcement that Ben Gunneberg is departing PEFC after a long and distinguished career as Secretary General/CEO. “The PEFC global alliance is grateful for Mr Gunneberg’s outstanding service and commitment to PEFC, as well as his significant accomplishments over his distinguished tenure,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, Chair of PEFC International. “Under…