What we do

Discover how Responsible Wood certification, as part of forest certification systems, helps to ensure our forests will be around for generations to come, enabling them to continue providing vital services to us and the planet.

Why forests are important?

Forests play a critical role in the global environment, population, and economy. Besides alleviating the effects of climate change and natural disasters, they represent some of the richest biological areas on Earth. They also provide food, renewable raw materials for many of our products, and livelihoods for millions of people, all underpinned by effective forest certification systems.

Forests and Wood Products Australia.  Photographed by Dominic Loneragan.  23rd June 2011

Our approach

At Responsible Wood, we care for forests globally and locally. We work to protect our forests by promoting sustainable forest management through certification. This means we can all benefit from the many products that forests provide now, while ensuring these forests will be around for generations to come.

Forests and Wood Products Australia.  Marketing, pamphlet and INTERNAL advertising use only.   Photographed at Cumberland State Forest. Photographed by Dominic Loneragan.  9th June 2011

Our collective impact

We believe that only together can we protect our forests. This is why we do not work alone, but instead form partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders around the world, enabling us to amplify our collective impact.

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Get certified

Whether you're a forest owner or company within the forest supply chain, get Responsible Wood and PEFC certified and help protect the world's forests.

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Find certified

Find certified Responsible Wood timber, paper and wood products. Verify that a company is Responsible Wood certified. Search for Responsible Wood certified companies and products.

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Become a member

Demonstrate your commitment and activate your support to forests by becoming a Responsible Wood stakeholder member.

Contribute to our standards

Contribute to Our Standards

From giving feedback through an online public consultation, to helping drive the development of a standard by joining a working group, you can help us to ensure our standards meet your expectations.