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…

Eduardo Rojas Briales elected as new PEFC Chair

As featured by PEFC International Eduardo Rojas Briales, former Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, was elected the new Chairman of PEFC International at the 26th PEFC General Assembly. “The past years have seen forests being put at the centre of key global debates, especially in combating climate change,”…

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…

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…