2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year – winner announced!

As featured by PEFC International 12 countries, 8000 photos, 1 winner. We are delighted to announce the 2020 PEFC Photographer of the Year, chosen from nearly 8000 photos entered into the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The Award went to Keril Chairil, for his beautiful image ‘Morning Activities’, taken at Situ Gunung Lake in West Java, Indonesia. The image captures…

Applications for Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes November 15!

Calling all community groups connected to a Responsible Wood certified forest! Applications for the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes Sunday, the 15th of November 2020… Launched in August 2020 the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program is aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. According to Ms Graham, the Responsible Wood Small Grants Coordinator,…

Winning photos show the magic of forests

As featured by PEFC International We are delighted to present the impressive winning images of Indonesia’s 2020 Photo Contest with the theme “Forest Through Lens with IFCC”. The Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), our national member for Indonesia, invited photographers to share their best forest photos and received an incredible 1,517 images. The winning photos show the beauty and magic of…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Bulletin Spring 2020

‘Spring Bulletin celebrates the resilience of our forests’ Responsible Wood has observed with horror and concern the impact of the summer bushfires and COVID-19 on our certificate holders and members. In this, a special 20 page extended edition, Responsible Wood pays tribute to the certificate holders and members leading the recovery. Reflecting on the Spring Bulletin, Responsible Wood Marketing and…

Meet the new Directors

Fresh from their appointment to the board Dr Tony Bartlett and Mark Gauthier sat down with Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross to discuss the Responsible Wood certification scheme now and into the future… New Director – Dr Tony Bartlett (Managing Director of Bartlett Forestry Consulting) Dr Bartlett has worked in Australian and international forestry for 45 years and is currently the…

Applications for Responsible Wood Small Grants Program closes November 15!

Responsible Wood Small Grants Coordinator Megan Graham has been encouraged by the response of community groups connected to Responsible Wood certified forests. Launched in August 2020 the Responsible Wood Small Grants Program is aimed at supporting local communities connected to Responsible Wood certified forests around Australia. According to Ms Graham, an experienced forester and external relations manager, community groups will…

Responsible Wood certifications have held steady through bushfires and Covid

As featured in the Timber and Forestry E News Senator Jono Duniam delivers keynote address at ‘virtual’ AGM DELIVERING the keynote adress at the Responsible Wood AGM on Tuesday, Senator Jono Duniam, the federal minister responsible for forestry, provided members with an update on the federal government’s initiatives in the forestry and the forest products sector. Speaking at the Responsible…

Biodiversity, carbon capture and reconciliation underpins Richard Stanton prize

Sustainability Manager for Forico Simon Cook has won the 2020 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management… The award and trophy, presented remotely during Responsible Wood AGM, recognises the life of a man who was devoted to the forest industry in Australia and internationally. Mr Stanton was former CEO of AFS Ltd (now Responsible Wood). Mr Cook leads…

Emperor of the Forest wins Finland’s photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Finland has announced the winners of its 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. More than 2400 photos were entered into the national contest, giving the jury the tricky task of choosing three winners. The chosen photos highlight life in Finland’s forests around the year. “We are pleasantly surprised by the large number and the…

Responsible Wood to feature in revamped paper packaging conference

Responsible Wood announced as bronze sponsor as program for the 2020 AIP Australasian Packaging Conference 27 October to 30 October 2020 is unveiled. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will feature in a revamped program which offers 74 speakers from 7 countries across 4 days with 28 hours of content. The conference has been organised by the Australian Institute…