Meetings with Traditional Owners a highlight of Responsible Wood third-party audit of VicForests

Sustainability Manager for Responsible Wood Matt de Jongh has spent a week in Victoria observing an independent, third‑party audit of VicForests operations under the RW standard for sustainable forest management. This provided an opportunity to gain a first‑hand look at the auditing process and the sustainable forest management practices undertaken by VicForests, a Responsible Wood sustainable forest management certificate holder.…

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…

Call for Entry – 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards are bigger than ever!

Judging of the 2022 Australian Timber Design Awards has commenced with submissions closing Friday, July 29th 2022. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, is proud to announce the continuation of its long running involvement in the Australian Timber Design Awards. Now in their 23rd year, the Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The Awards…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the seventh year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally. Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…

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…

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…