Responsible Wood statement on bushfire crisis

Responsible Wood is incredibly grateful for the efforts of those battling bushfires and remain primarily concerned for the wellbeing of people and communities affected by the bushfires. Our thoughts are with those affected by the bushfire crisis along with the firefighters, emergency services and the many thousands of volunteers working to protect and support communities across Australia. Responsible Wood acknowledges…

WA’s Pingelly Recreation and Culture Centre wins world architecture prize

AMSTERDAM, the NETHERLANDS – 19/12/2019 Australia has proven its credentials on the global stage securing the PEFC supported Certified Timber prize at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam for the second year in succession.   At a gala dinner with over 1,000 attendees in attendance, the Pingelly Recreation and Culture Centre (PRACC) by iredale pedersen hook architects and Advanced Timber…

And the winner is – Mount Mulligan Lodge

‘Central Queensland cattle lodge claims coveted Australian Certified Timber award at 2019 Timber Design Awards’ MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – 17/10/2019   Covered by Jason Ross, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer               Mount Mulligan Lodge is something special. Set in the rugged terrain of remote Queensland, on a cattle property only accessible by helicopter or by off-round 4WD, it is a…

Responsible Wood AGM, a celebration of forests

‘Responsible Wood’s strength underpinned by growing awareness of forest certification’ MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – 22/10/2019 Growing interest in forest certification has provided Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, with a platform for continued strength. Speaking at the Responsible Annual General Meeting, hosted for the first time in Mount Gambier in the heart of Australia’s Green Triangle, Responsible Wood…

Sydney Metro Northwest Sustainability Team secures Richard Stanton Award

First infrastructure project certification arrives on time… MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – 22/10/2019 THE sustainability team behind Australia’s largest infrastructure project in recent years, the Sydney Metro Northwest project, has won the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Forest Management for 2019. Announced during the Responsible Wood annual general meeting (AGM) in Mount Gambier on Wednesday –…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Bulletin Spring 2019

‘Bulletin celebrates Responsible Wood as a power for good’ For Sydney Metro and Phillip Island, and for many projects in between, Responsible Wood is establishing a name as a trust-mark for responsibly sourced timber. But for Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross it is not just the building materials sector where Responsible Wood and PEFC continues to experience rapid growth. Indeed, one…

Exclusive: Sydney Metro Northwest sets benchmark with project certification

Acknowledging and rewarding environmentally sustainable choices made in the construction industry is becoming increasingly important as the demand for greater sustainability grows among end consumers, government, developers and specifiers. The most effective way for timber growers and manufacturers to provide proof of the sustainability of any timber product is through certification by an independent, recognised accreditation body such as the…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Bulletin Winter 2019

‘Winter Bulletin a celebration of the forests!’ Responsible Wood and PEFC continues to grow from strength to strength with a growing number of construction projects using responsibly sourced timber on projects. And according to Jason Ross, Responsible Wood’s Marketing and Communication Officer, forest certification is becoming a must for a rising number of informed purchasers of timber and paper based…

Responsible Wood congratulates Sydney Metro mega project

Sydney Metro North West project achieves Responsible Wood and PEFC project certification… Australia’s largest infrastructure project, the Sydney Metro, has successfully achieved project certification according to Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood.  On hand to discuss the successful project Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, discussed the complexities of project certification and praised the project team for the achievement. ‘This…