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…

Hot off the press! Presenting the Responsible Wood Bulletin Autumn 2019…

Extended 16 page edition builds on Responsible Wood’s momentum in the market… Ahead of the autumn release of the Responsible Wood Bulletin, Simon Dorries, CEO of Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, reflected on the shifting perceptions of forest certification in the forest products industry. “For the first time, the Australian Forestry Standard now known as Responsible Wood has developed a…

Responsible Wood, the only endorsed Australian Standard for forest certification

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength with more than 11 million hectares of Australian Forests now under certification… Responding to a story recently published on the ABC Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, is well equipped with the facts, figures and features when it comes to sustainable forest management. “Responsible Wood operates the only forest certification scheme that…

Timber House, Responsible Wood project certification reaches new frontier

“Exciting development as Timber House, Responsible Wood phase application now lodged” Project certification for the Timber Queensland office in Brisbane is a step closer with the project now proceeding to the final stage of project certification. Talking to Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, SCS Global Services Nick Capobianco outlined the next steps involved in the Responsible Wood project certification process: “SCS…

Responsible Wood delegation to Japan a “resounding success”

“The Japanese Government and industry expressed strong and non-discriminatory support for both international certification schemes, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) being Responsible Wood in Australia, as well as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)” Fresh from a whirl-wind trip to Japan, Responsible Wood’s Simon Dorries hailed the Australian Forestry delegation as a resounding success. Responsible Wood was front…

Responsible Wood launches ‘Package It’ campaign

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength with more and more scheme holders engaging with the Responsible Wood brand. Presenting at the Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries outlined the schemes take up amongst forest growers and chain of custody holders; “So far more than 100 Responsible Wood scheme holders have taken up…

Responsible Wood announces the revision of the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management AS 4708

Responsible Wood is an Accredited Standard Development Organisation and has responsibility for developing and maintaining Australian Standard AS 4708 Sustainable Forest Management. Responsible Wood announces the commencement of the 5 yearly review of AS 4708. AS 4708 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good practice and continued improvement towards Sustainable Forest Management.…

RW seeks independent director

As part of its mission to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests, Responsible Wood is seeking one Independent Director to join the Board. Responsible Wood is a not-for-profit company established in 2002 to promote the sustainable management of Australia’s plantation and native forests. To accomplish this aim, responsible wood owns and manages the Responsible Wood Certification…

Timber House’s new office space shapes up for project certification

Project showcases Queensland’s finest timbers CERTIFIED timber held the floor as Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood met with SCS Global Services to kick-start project certification of their new office space at Timber House in the northern Brisbane suburb of Kedron. The project is undergoing an audit and stands to be the second registered under the ‘Responsible Wood Project Certification Scheme’;…

PEFC Certification recognised under new South Korean ‘Sustainable Use of Wood’ legislation

South Korea, one of the world’s largest importers of timber and wood-based products, has announced changes to its ‘Act on the Sustainable Use of Wood’ as it continues to enforce rigorous compliance against illegal logging. About 84% of the country’s demand for wood is currently met by importers with New Zealand and Australia two of the country’s largest suppliers of…