“And the winner is…”

A highly acclaimed Australian architectural practice and an award-winning structural engineer have combined to produce the winner of the Australian certified timber prize presented by Responsible Wood.

The Wildlife Retreat, a lush bushland oasis in the iconic Taronga Zoo headlines the latest Responsible Wood Bulletin.

In this, a 16-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers the ‘virtually unmissable’ PEFC General Assembly including the announcement of the 2020 PEFC photo of the year.

Reflecting on the latest edition, Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross is encouraged by the role that Responsible Wood and PEFC will play in ‘building back better.”

“The timber and forestry sector may emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic with higher social and operations standard and social measures than before,” Mr Ross explains.

“What is clear is that the sustainable wood sector must be part of the global strategy to ‘build back better.”

“The challenge for forestry businesses is to implement sustainable practices, embrace certification schemes such as Responsible Wood and PEFC, and so far as practicable, invest in innovation and digitisation.”

In December 2020 Responsible Wood welcomed the announcement by Woolworths that it will be phasing out single-use plastic bags and stocking PEFC-certified Australian-made paper bags.

The Bulletin covers the latest developments in the AS / NZS Trans-Tasman forestry standard, Responsible Wood’s re-commitment to the Australian Made campaign and Responsible Wood’s September visit to HQPlantations Tuan-Toolara estate.

To read about these stories and more, please click here to download the Responsible Wood Bulletin.