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…

Responsible Wood announces the revision of the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest Products AS 4707

Responsible Wood is an Accredited Standard Development Organisation and has responsibility for developing and maintaining Australian Standard AS 4707 Chain of Custody for Forest Products Responsible Wood announces the commencement of the 5 yearly review of AS 4707. AS 4707 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good practice and continued improvement towards…

Call for public comment on Australia and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

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

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…

COVID-19: Updated guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – 12/05/2020 Responsible Wood, the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia, has published the following statement from PEFC International. To support certified entities and certification bodies during the effects of COVID-19 worldwide, we have produced guidance regarding auditing (chain of custody and sustainable forest management), and the transition to the 2020 standards. As the COVID-19 situation continues…