Responsible Wood announces the revision of the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest Products AS 4707

Responsible Wood is an Accredited Standard Development Organisation and has responsibility for developing and maintaining Australian Standard AS 4707 Chain of Custody for Forest Products Responsible Wood announces the commencement of the 5 yearly review of AS 4707. AS 4707 specifies the environmental, economic, social and cultural requirements that must be met to demonstrate good practice and continued improvement towards…

Master Builder – A treasure in the sand dunes

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 65 of the Master Builder Queensland magazine  The award winning Mon Repos Turtle Centre has been featured in the latest edition of the Master Builder Queensland magazine. Commissioned by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, the centre underwent a $22 million dollar rejuvenation and showcased timber supplied by Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certificate…

Sunrays and moonlight in the forest – PEFC Italy presents the winners of its photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Italy has announced the stunning winners of its 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The images entered into the fourth edition of the contest show the beauty of Italy’s forests, mountains and landscapes. The winning images were chosen taking into consideration the rating of a jury of foresters and photography experts, as well as the…

Sydney Metro Northwest Sustainability Duo accept 2019 Richard Stanton Award

THE sustainability managers from the construction team behind Sydney Metro Northwest, Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project in recent years, have accepted the 2019 Richard Stanton Memorial Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Forest Management. The award and prize recognises the life of a man devoted to the forest industry, both in Australia and internationally. Awarded for the first time to…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – New date and prolonged entry phase

As featured by PEFC International PEFC and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) are continuing their collaboration, awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the third time. Due to the current global pandemic making physical meetings difficult, the World Architecture Festival will go virtual in December, and be back as a live event in June. The entry deadline has been extended to 8 January…

A world first: 5-storey hotel made of PEFC-certified timber opened in Austria

As featured by PEFC International The vision to build a hotel entirely of wood has become a reality in the 5* Green Spa Hotel MalisGarten. The hotel opened in June in the Zillertal valley in Austria. MalisGarten is the world’s first 5-storey hotel made entirely of solid wood. PEFC-certified glue laminated timber (binderholz glulam) and cross laminated timber (binderholz CLT BBS) supplied…

Black summer – The recovery process

Responsible Wood is sharing the stories from those at the frontline, managing and preserving forests amidst the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season, Black Summer, the impact of those fires and the recovery efforts over recent months. In the last of this three-part series, we look at the longer-term recovery efforts to salvage burnt timber resources, support local timber communities and rebuild…

Responsible Wood launches Small Grants Program

On 20 August 2020, Responsible Wood launched its new Small Grants Program aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. The program provides access to local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests, supporting community groups in developing positive projects in their local area. Responsible Wood Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities…