Responsible Wood announces Transition Policy for AS / NZS 4708 : 2021

Certificates issued to AS 4708:2013  will be recognised in the Responsible Wood and PEFC systems until 9th of March 2024 under a transition policy approved by the Board of Responsible Wood. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download…

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…

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 recognised in new Green Star Rating tools

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been recognised as part of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) new Responsible Products Framework. The new framework, which provides guidance for all building materials used in Green Star projects and will apply to all new Green Star Rating Tools published by the Green Building Council of Australia. The Responsible Wood…

Matt de Jongh joins Responsible Wood as Sustainability Manager

NEWLY-appointed sustainability manager at Responsible Wood Matt de Jongh is excited about returning to the ‘grass roots of forestry’ he knows so well. Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries said Mr de Jongh was well suited to the position “with a strong background in forest management, a practicing forester and a wide knowledge of the workings of government.” Mr de Jongh…

Just Published: Sustainable Forest Management – requirements (AS / NZS 4708)

In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. Click here to register your details and download the new standard. Please contact Responsible Wood who can provide a printed copy of the standard for the cost of print, postage and handling. Updated and reviewed by Responsible Wood every…

Responsible Wood announces Community Grant recipients

Five community groups have been awarded grants On 8th of December 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2021/22 Community 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 2021/22 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests,…

Royd Clan House secures the Australian Certified Timber award

Level Architekture, Vistek Structural Engineers, Hyne Timber and XLAM combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for their “Royd Clan House” creation. Announced as part of the 22nd Australian Timber Design awards, the Victorian home was constructed from the remnants of an old property and its monolithic boulders, using Responsible Wood-certified Glulam and CLT throughout. Indeed “Royd Clan House”…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – WAF and PEFC announce the winner

As featured by PEFC International The wait is finally over! On November 30 2021 the World Architecture Festival and PEFC awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. During an online session, PEFC Deputy CEO Michael Berger revealed Scion Innovation Hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata by RTA Studio/Irving Smith Architects as the winner. Located in New Zealand, Scion Innovation Hub was chosen as the most outstanding of…

Responsible Wood recognised as the leader in growth of PEFC-certified forests globally

PEFC International recognises Responsible Wood as Australia records the greatest increase in PEFC-certified forest area Every year, PEFC International awards PEFC members that have achieved the biggest increases in PEFC-certified forest area and PEFC chain of custody certificates. In 2021, the awards for highest growth in certified hectares went to Australia thanks to an increase of 5 million hectares. This…