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…