Job Alert – Responsible Wood is looking for a Sustainablity Manager

Responsible Wood is on the look out for a results-driven Sustainablity Manager to join its team… The Company Responsible Wood is an accredited Standards Development Organisation (SDO) accredited by Standards Australia to develop Australian Standards for sustainable forest management and oversees the operation of the Responsible Wood Certification Scheme (RWCS). The Scheme is made up of two Australian Standards, the…

Just Published: Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree-based Products – Requirements (AS 4707:2021)

In September 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS 4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed.   Businesses that achieve AS 4707 chain of custody certification are able to…

PEFC Chain of Custody Refresher Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in an online PEFC recognised chain of custody refresher training on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2021.  It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This refresher training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or…

Responsible Wood hosts product trends, trademarks and declarations webinar

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their latest webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, showed how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar covered the advantages of…

Sustainable products trends, trademarks, and declarations

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the…

On the Cusp…

New product launch taken from the Cusp CLT website! CLTP Tasmania has officially launched the world’s first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) today, along with their new brand – Cusp Building Solutions. The website cusp.com.au is now live ahead of their launch event, which is being held in Hobart on 29th June. Cusp CLT is made from Tasmanian Plantation Oak…

Builders play a leading role in sustainable construction

Building with certified wood is brilliant for the planet, our health, and the economy. In addition, buying locally certified wood reduces our carbon footprint and supports local communities connected to sustainable forest management. As Australian builders declare a climate and biodiversity emergency material selection plays an all-important role in protecting the planet. In the latest Builders Declare webinar Mark Thomson,…

Responsible Wood gets its ‘compliance tick’ from Standards Australia

As one of five accredited Standards Development Organisations Responsible Wood is subject to regular surveillance audits, ensuring our scheme is independent, credible, trans parent, and technically competent… Responsible Wood has passed an audit and ‘check compliance’ with flying colours with development activities meeting all requirements of Standards Australia. Connecting remotely, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the surveillance audit provides…

PEFC receives highest ranking against ASEAN Guidelines

As featured by PEFC International PEFC has achieved the highest ranking in the assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines, thanks to our regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Guidelines for Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agriculture…

Responsible Wood to feature in new webinar series

Tasmanian Timber Webinar Series: Responsible Wood launches Wednesday, the 23rd of September 2020 at 1pm Courtesy of Claire Bennett, Tasmanian Timber Consumers and professionals want to be assured that the timber products they specify or purchase are coming from responsibly and sustainably managed forests. But with multiple certification schemes available in Australia, it’s hard to know what the best environmental…