Passionate forest scientist joins the Responsible Wood Board

Fresh from her appointment to the board, Dr Kerrie Catchpoole sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certificate scheme now and into the future. Kerrie has extensive forest industry knowledge and has worked across both plantations and native forest for more than 20 years.  She has held both research and policy positions with the Queensland…

Closing the gap between reality and perception at the World Forestry Congress

As featured by PEFC International “The knowledge gap between forestry actors and society in Korea can be narrowed down through constructive communications: our event contributes meaningfully to the overall country effort,” said Mr Byungki Ahn. Mr Ahn, Director of Forest Policy Division,  Service, was speaking at the KFCC-PEFC Customer Relationship & Business Strategy Meeting side event, held on the first day of the XV World…

Responsible Wood to provide initial PEFC Chain of Custody Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in initial PEFC recognised chain of custody training on the 3rd and 4th of August 2022.   It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or certification decision…

Responsible Wood supports mass timber conference

Join Responsible Wood at the Timber Offsite Construction Conference and Exhibition Running Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd   Responsible Wood will be a key feature at the upcoming Timber Offsite Construction conference and exhibition in Melbourne. With a focus on timber construction, the conference is the only national event for design, manufacture, and construction of offsite and mass timber…

Spreading the Responsible Wood message in Western Australia

Responsible Wood Matt de Jongh has spent a week in Western Australia which included the role of guest speaker at the Leschenhault Timber Industry Dinner at Bunbury. Mr de Jongh spoke about the Responsible Wood Forest certification scheme, sustainable forest management and active and adaptive forest management, including the importance of Traditional Owners and their culture and knowledge in forest…

Forestry Australia Webinar: Forest Biodiversity and Wildlife Research

As hosted by Forestry Australia Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh will chair Koala Research in NSW Forests webinar featuring Dr Brad Law and Dr Leroy Gonsalves of the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Date: Wednesday 8 June Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm (AEST) RFP CPD points: 1.0 About Koala Research in NSW’s Forests: Brad will provide an overview about the recent koala research…

PEFC Annual Review – Building Sustainability Together in 2021

As featured by PEFC International 2021 was an exciting year for the PEFC Alliance, bringing innovations and new collaborations. The number of certified hectares of forest and certified companies continued to grow, and two new systems achieved PEFC endorsement – one of them the very first regional system to be endorsed. We continued to work together as a global team,…

We need to come together in this agenda for sustainability

As featured by PEFC International The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just around the corner! Ahead of the event, we spoke to the speakers and involved companies to learn about their thoughts on sustainability and the role of forest certification for a greener future. One of the speakers is Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. Tomás has led Business…

Responsible Wood launches national photo contest to ‘capture’ certified forests

$1000 prize and the chance for three entries to be recognised in PEFC international competition As covered by Jason Ross, Marketing and Communication Officer for Responsible Wood MANY of us are keen to get out and about in our wonderful, certified forests whenever the opportunity arises. Did you know that 90% of Australia’s commercial forests are Responsible Wood certified? These…