PEFC announces departure of CEO

As featured by PEFC International We begin 2022 with the announcement that Ben Gunneberg is departing PEFC after a long and distinguished career as Secretary General/CEO. “The PEFC global alliance is grateful for Mr Gunneberg’s outstanding service and commitment to PEFC, as well as his significant accomplishments over his distinguished tenure,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, Chair of PEFC International. “Under…

Forest renewal – managing forests now and for generations to come

As Covered by Jason Ross, Marketing and Communication Officer for Responsible Wood Native Eucalyptus delegatensis forests, known for its gum top and stringy bark are native to Tasmania’s east-coast. Commonly known as alpine ash, gum-topped stringybark and white-top, E. delegatensis has a long history of forest management and have proven highly adaptable to several silvicultural treatments, including selective harvesting and…

Responsible Wood joins the Love Paper campaign

As featured by The Real Media Collective The Real Media Collective announced today a partnership with standard development organisation, Responsible Wood, who manages the PEFC certification system in Australia and New Zealand. TRMC has long held the regional licence for Two Sides, promoting the environmental credentials of paper and print products across Australia and New Zealand, and announced earlier this…

Just Published: Sustainable Forest Management – requirements (AS / NZS 4708)

In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. Click here to register your details and download the new standard. Please contact Responsible Wood who can provide a printed copy of the standard for the cost of print, postage and handling. Updated and reviewed by Responsible Wood every…

Our entire future must be sustainable

As featured by PEFC International This December, let’s hear from Pieter Vandenheede, a runner up in our 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Pieter tells us how his photo ‘Traveling in your own country’ came about and why our forests are so important. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and personally? I feel very strongly about forests.…

Responsible Wood announces Community Grant recipients

Five community groups have been awarded grants On 8th of December 2021, Responsible Wood announced the successful recipients from the 2021/22 Community Grants Program. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities or events that connect communities to Responsible Wood certified forests. The 2021/22 program supports local communities to connect with their nearby Responsible Wood certified forests,…

Royd Clan House secures the Australian Certified Timber award

Level Architekture, Vistek Structural Engineers, Hyne Timber and XLAM combine to secure the Australian Certified Timber award for their “Royd Clan House” creation. Announced as part of the 22nd Australian Timber Design awards, the Victorian home was constructed from the remnants of an old property and its monolithic boulders, using Responsible Wood-certified Glulam and CLT throughout. Indeed “Royd Clan House”…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – WAF and PEFC announce the winner

As featured by PEFC International The wait is finally over! On November 30 2021 the World Architecture Festival and PEFC awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. During an online session, PEFC Deputy CEO Michael Berger revealed Scion Innovation Hub, Te Whare Nui o Tuteata by RTA Studio/Irving Smith Architects as the winner. Located in New Zealand, Scion Innovation Hub was chosen as the most outstanding of…