Standard Development underpins busy year for Responsible Wood

PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg delivers keynote address at hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM). DELIVERING the keynote address at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg provided members with an update about PEFC’s global initiatives. Amongst key initiatives include the development of regionalised PEFC hubs as well as a greater focus in advocacy in areas of…

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…

Job Alert – Responsible Wood is looking for a Sustainablity Manager

Responsible Wood is on the look out for a results-driven Sustainablity Manager to join its team… The Company Responsible Wood is an accredited Standards Development Organisation (SDO) accredited by Standards Australia to develop Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and oversees the operation of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). The Scheme is made up of two Australian Standards, the…

Just Published: Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree-based Products – Requirements (AS 4707:2021)

In September 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS 4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed.   Businesses that achieve AS 4707 chain of custody certification are able to…

Responsible Wood launches Community Grants Program

On 1 September 2021, Responsible Wood launched its Community Grants Program. This is program’s second year, following the successful 2020/21 program. The aim of the program is to support local communities develop, design and implement small community-based projects in their local area in conjunction with their local Responsible Wood certified forestry company. Community Grants are awarded for collaborative, community-based projects,…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the sixth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally. Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…

Call for public comment on the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree Based Products

Public comment is now being sought on a revised draft for the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products – AS 4707. The Australian Standard, along with the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) was developed by Responsible Wood and are key components of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). AS / NZS…

The ‘Timber Hub’ is now Responsible Wood certified

Timber Queensland’s ‘Timber Hub’ achieves Responsible Wood and PEFC project certification ahead of office opening. WHEN Timber Queensland relocated to the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron a new fit-out provided an opportunity to create a ‘timber hub’ showcasing Queensland specialised timber species. Adding to the complexity, the “Timber Hub” committed to achieve Responsible Wood project certification using timber and services…

Responsible Wood announces Small Grants recipients

Six community groups have been awarded grants On 21 January 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests. The 2020 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests, by…

Iconic Wildlife ‘eco’ Retreat secures Australian Certified Timber award

Cox Architecture, TTW and Taylor Thomson Whitting combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga. A highly-acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian Certified Timber award announced as part of the 21st Australian Timber Design Awards. The Wildlife Retreat was a worthy winner…