BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 19/02/2020

Responsible Wood announced as 2020 National Sustainability Conference exhibit as #NCS2020 program is finalised

Responsible Wood director Mark Thomson will chair a session on the Circular Economy

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been announced as a key exhibit at the 2020 National Sustainability Conference in Brisbane.

Running Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 at the Calile Hotel in Brisbane, the packed program features Responsible Wood director Mark Thomson who will chair a session on the Circular Economy.

Staged annually the conference attract a wide reach of corporates, small business owners and government and is a great way to connect with all-important specifiers and procurement professionals.

For Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, the partnership provides an important touch-point for sustainability connected professionals.

‘Sustainability, through the emergence of mandatory green, voluntary ecolabels and environmental certification schemes, has seen a resurgence in recent years.’

‘More and more, specifiers and procurement professionals are looking to do the right thing and making informed decisions on purchase decisions.’

‘The National Sustainability Conference provides Responsible Wood with an opportunity to connect with decision makers and provide specifiers and procurement professionals with key information as it relates to forest certification,’ Mr Ross said.

And when it comes to timber and paper based products, tracing the Responsible Wood and PEFC claims on products is critical.

‘Responsible Wood and / or PEFC claims on product has been largely misunderstood by specifiers and procurement professionals alike.’

‘Whilst sourcing timber and paper based products from sustainably managed forests is a positive step, a Responsible Wood or PEFC formal claim on the product traces forest products from the forest, and through Chain of Custody.’

‘When it comes to Responsible Wood and PEFC, a formal claim on product is the gold standard,’ Mr Ross said.

For more information about the National Sustainability Conference, please visit the National Sustainability Conference website.

For more information about Responsible Wood and PEFC forest certification in Australia, please visits the Responsible Wood website.