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Responsible Wood supported event a ‘first’ for over 100 architects, engineers and specifiers

Meet industry’s new ambassador as range of speakers address the Ultimate Renewable MORE than 100 architects, engineers, and specifiers will gather in Melbourne on August 24 for one of Australia’s largest timber industry events. Titled ‘Wood You Like to Know’, it aligns with the Ultimate Renewable theme promoting timber as “undeniably the most sustainable building material to be specified and…

Responsible Wood releases key guidance information for AS / NZS 4708 Standard

Key changes and questions and answers featured on responsiblewood.org.au website In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing the new standard. So far Mr de…

Responsible Wood supports ‘ForestFit’ certification

As featured by the Australian Forest Contractors Association. The concept brainstormed across the whiteboard had been attempted before.  The difference this time around was everyone involved knew what was being proposed would need to be recognised by industry nationally to succeed. Securing funding and bringing together the right people was the focus for Stacey Gardiner, Nick Roberts and Nick Milham…

Responsible Wood a ‘must have’ for Builders and Renovators

Responsible Wood has been featured in the latest ‘Build IT Resources Guide’, which is now available at newsstands Australia wide… With printed circulation numbering more than 10,000, ‘Build IT’ is an invaluable resource guide for environmentally consensus builders and renovators. With demand for timber continuing to rise, specifically within the construction and building sector, the importance of ensuring that timber is sourced…

PEFC suspends PEFC Belarus

As featured by PEFC International The National Forest Certification System of Belarus has been suspended by the PEFC International Board, following a request by PEFC Belarus. PEFC Belarus informed PEFC International that it is experiencing a delay in the periodic review of its system documentation. PEFC International requires endorsed systems go through a periodic review to ensure that they are consistently updated to…

Responsible Wood delivers standards workshops in Tasmania

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News In December 2021, Responsible Wood published the new AS/NZS 4708:2021 – Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) principles standard. Click here to register your details and download the new standard Published for the first time as a Trans-Tasman Standard, the new Standard provides common benchmarks for sustainably managed Australian and New Zealand forests. The Australia-New Zealand…

Responsible Wood announces amendment project for AS / NZS 4708

Responsible Wood announces an amendment project for AS / NZS 4708. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download the new standard AS/NZS 4708 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good…

Responsible Wood announces Transition Policy for AS / NZS 4708 : 2021

Certificates issued to AS 4708:2013  will be recognised in the Responsible Wood and PEFC systems until 9th of March 2024 under a transition policy approved by the Board of Responsible Wood. In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS / NZS 4708). Click here to register your details and download…

Timber from Russia and Belarus considered ‘conflict timber’

As featured by PEFC International All timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’ and therefore cannot be used in PEFC-certified products, the Board of PEFC International clarified on Friday, the 4th of March 2022. PEFC is extremely concerned about the Russian government’s attack on Ukraine. The military invasion is in direct opposition to our core values. This aggression…

Responsible Wood’s new standard submitted to PEFC for assessment

As featured by PEFC International Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the revised Responsible Wood Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 28 April. Give your feedback. Responsible Wood revised the national forest certification system for Australia and New Zealand following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard. See all system…