Eduardo Rojas Briales elected as new PEFC Chair

As featured by PEFC International Eduardo Rojas Briales, former Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, was elected the new Chairman of PEFC International at the 26th PEFC General Assembly. “The past years have seen forests being put at the centre of key global debates, especially in combating climate change,”…

Responsible Wood featured in the latest edition of Business View Oceania

As featured in the October edition of Business View Oceania Business View Oceania interviews Jason Ross and Simon Dorries of Responsible Wood for our Clean and Green focus. Responsible Wood has represented the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) in Australia and New Zealand since 2007. First established as an independent organisation in 2002, Responsible Wood has worked…

XLam CLT natural, healthy choice for pre-fab firm’s workplace environment

As featured in Master Builder New South Wales magazine MODULAR building company Fabprefab has decked out its NSW central coast warehouse with XLam’s Responsible Wood-certified Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) product to form the structural material of the floor, walls, and roof – all while using it to provide a mezzanine level for the building. Fabprefab’s building product choice reflects the…

Introducing AS 4707:2021 – Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree Based Products Webinar

Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, and AS 4707 Standard Reference Committee Chair, Peter Zed, headline webinar introducing the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody (AS 4707) Taking place on Tuesday, the 9th of November 2021 the webinar introduced and explained the main changes in the AS 4707:2021 standard, providing the basis for the requirements that certificate holders can use in…

Responsible Wood releases Statement on the Management of Australia’s Native Forests

Statement launched during the Responsible Wood 2021 Annual General Meeting in Brisbane The release of the statement comes at a time where the COP26 meeting in Glasgow represents a significant milestone in defining our common actions to tackle the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions – the sustainable management and use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges – have a critical role…

Applications for 2021 Responsible Wood Community Grants have now closed

18 community groups have lodged applications for the 2021 Community Grants Program. Responsible Wood has been overwhelmed by the response of community, with applications received by community groups connected to Responsible Wood-certified forests across Australia. This is the program’s second year, following the successful 2020/21 program where six community groups were provided to communities in South Australia, Victoria, New South…

COP26: PEFC calls on world leaders to recognise the crucial contribution of forest certification in tackling climate change

As featrured by PEFC International The COP26 meeting in Glasgow represents a significant milestone in defining our common actions to tackle the climate crisis. Nature-based solutions – the sustainable management and use of nature to tackle socio-environmental challenges – have a critical role to play in limiting global warming to 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels. PEFC works to protect, responsibly…