Responsible Wood, forest certification key features in forest science course

 “Week long courses in Forest and Wood Science tailored for the forest products industry” Invited by the Gottstein Trust to present as part of the 2019 Forest Science course, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, reiterated the importance of forest certification in verifying the origin of forest products and demonstrating timber legality. “Responsible Wood in Australia, and PEFC throughout the globe,…

Responsible Wood, PEFC meets with the NZGBC to discuss Green Star and Home Star timber credits 

“PEFC, forest certification can be used to verify origin of timber for material credits” Meeting with representatives from the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross, discussed forest certification and how it can be used to verify the origin of timber materials for Green Star and Home Star projects. “When it comes to…

Responsible Wood excited by NZ interest in new forest standard

“New Zealand and Australian stakeholders identified, as time frames for joint forestry standard takes shape” Fresh from returning to Australia after a challenging itinerary involving meetings in Wellington, Napier, Gisborne and Auckland, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO, has been ‘blown away’ by the response of New Zealanders towards developing a new Trans-Tasman forestry standard. “This has been a long time…

Responsible Wood, more than just a trust issue for Austral Plywoods

Tucked away in the side streets of Tennyson, an inner city suburb in Brisbane, Austral Plywoods is an institution, a leading supplier of premium grade Australian plywood, with origins dating back to 1925. Using 100% Hoop Pine, sourced from HQPlantations, a Responsible Wood certified softwood plantation in South East Queensland, Austral Plywoods manufactures a wide range of panel products, specialising…

Responsible Wood goes Trans-Tasman as momentum builds for new standard

“Call for nominations as historic joint standard forest standard remains on course” Responsible Wood is set to travel to New Zealand as impetus builds towards a historic joint Australian and New Zealand standard for Sustainable Forest Management. Meeting with New Zealand government officials, the New Zealand Green Building Council and a range of PEFC accredited Sustainable Forest Management and Chain…

PEFC turns 20!

Responsible Wood is internationally recognised as an endorsed PEFC scheme. Responsible Wood in Australia, PEFC across the world, we congratulate you. 2019 is a very special year for the PEFC family as together we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Before the birth of PEFC, forest certification was designed primarily for large-scale forest owners, managing huge areas of land and able to…

Timber House, Responsible Wood project certification reaches new frontier

“Exciting development as Timber House, Responsible Wood phase application now lodged” Project certification for the Timber Queensland office in Brisbane is a step closer with the project now proceeding to the final stage of project certification. Talking to Responsible Wood’s Jason Ross, SCS Global Services Nick Capobianco outlined the next steps involved in the Responsible Wood project certification process: “SCS…

Responsible Wood to deliver key wood message to teachers

“A four day whirlwind tour, where a delegation of Queensland teachers will participate in a number of activities focused on forestry education and the importance of forest certification” Responsible Wood has been invited to participate in the ForestLearning coordinated field tours and workshop at the AgForce School and Industry Partnership Program’s Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators conference 13-17 January 2019…