Practicing continuous improvement: The evolution of PEFC standards

Responsible Wood has scanned the world for positive stories about forest certification. In this, PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg speaks about the development of the PEFC standards, and why it is so important to adapt national forest management standards to local conditions… PEFC International develops sustainability benchmarks that are applicable globally. Yet the real work is done by local stakeholders, who…

‘Essential’ AS / NZS 4708 project zooms ahead…

‘Business as usual’ as the AS / NZS 4708 Standards Reference Committee work towards Trans-Tasman Sustainable Forest Management Standard. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing has emerged as an important platform for businesses and communities to connect.  Indeed, Australian and New Zealand representatives are ‘zooming in’ to continue essential standard development work.   Meeting on a weekly basis, and with representatives…

Eagle Eye – the quest to save the wedge-tailed eagle

‘Wireless technology and state of the art remote sensors used to protect the endangered bird’ HOBART, TASMANIA – 23/04/2020 The Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle, distinguished by its size and its wedge-shaped tail, is a much-loved species. Preying on reptiles, birds and mammals, across a wide range of habitats, from the coast to highland areas, this majestic bird defends large territories, nesting…

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Supporting our members and certificate holders

‘Responsible Wood provides guidance to businesses impacted by bushfires and COVID-19’ Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, has published a letter outlining a range of measures that have been put in place to ease the burden of maintaining Responsible Wood/PEFC certification in these difficult times. A copy of the letter has been distributed to all Responsible Wood members and certificate holders…

Master Builders: New life for iconic surf club

Responsible Wood Timber Feature, page 43 of the Master Builder Victoria magazine… The Portsea Surf Life Saving Club, described by the Herald Sun newspaper as ‘once in a generation’ project has been featured in the January-March 2020 edition of Master Builders Victoria. Built by Ireland Brown Constructions and the club building features large commercial grade Blackbutt timber supplied by Boral…

PEFC New Zealand website goes live

PEFC in New Zealand has a new online home with the announcement by the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) of a new website promoting PEFC forest certification for New Zealanders… The new website will keep New Zealanders abreast with all things PEFC and will feature important stories that are relevant to New Zealand.  Reflecting on the new website, NZFCA…