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…

Give your feedback on PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks

PEFC invites stakeholders globally to give their feedback on the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards. These two vital international standards are entering the last stage of their revision, and now we need to hear from you. Give your comments, feedback and suggestions, to help us ensure these standards meet your needs and expectations. Give your feedback –…

“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

Was timber a key material in one of your construction projects? Did you choose wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? If yes, you can enter your project for a World Architecture Festival prize! For the second time, PEFC is sponsoring the WAF Best Use of Certified Timber…

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 fifth 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…