Responsible Wood releases key guidance information for AS / NZS 4708 Standard

Key changes and questions and answers featured on responsiblewood.org.au website In December 2021 Responsible Wood published the latest version of the AS / NZS 4708 Standard for Sustainable Forest Management – requirements. As part of the communication process, Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager Matt de Jongh is holding workshops and meetings throughout Australia and New Zealand introducing the new standard. So far Mr de…

Closing the gap between reality and perception at the World Forestry Congress

As featured by PEFC International “The knowledge gap between forestry actors and society in Korea can be narrowed down through constructive communications: our event contributes meaningfully to the overall country effort,” said Mr Byungki Ahn. Mr Ahn, Director of Forest Policy Division,  Service, was speaking at the KFCC-PEFC Customer Relationship & Business Strategy Meeting side event, held on the first day of the XV World…

PEFC appoints new Secretary General and CEO

As featured by PEFC International The PEFC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Michael Berger as PEFC Secretary General/CEO as of 1 June 2022. “Michael will be an engaged, responsive, and dedicated leader for the PEFC alliance,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, PEFC Chair. “With his team-oriented, people-centric management style, his focus on collaboration and innovation, and…

Responsible Wood to provide initial PEFC Chain of Custody Training

Auditors, reviewers, and certification decision makers are invited to express interest in initial PEFC recognised chain of custody training on the 3rd and 4th of August 2022.   It will only be held if there is sufficient interest to warrant holding the course. Please register your interest promptly. This training is designed for qualified PEFC auditors, reviewers or certification decision…

PEFC Annual Review – Building Sustainability Together in 2021

As featured by PEFC International 2021 was an exciting year for the PEFC Alliance, bringing innovations and new collaborations. The number of certified hectares of forest and certified companies continued to grow, and two new systems achieved PEFC endorsement – one of them the very first regional system to be endorsed. We continued to work together as a global team,…

Bird monitoring programs supports rich biodiversity in plantation forests

A successful bird monitoring program supported by Responsible Wood Community Grants and undertaken by Birdlife Australia at the request of PF Olsen Australia has dispelled the notion that forest plantations are ‘biological deserts’ In 2015, BirdLife Australia began monitoring bird populations annually in hardwood plantations in western Victoria and have done similar work in Western Australia since 2017.  The Responsible…

We need to come together in this agenda for sustainability

As featured by PEFC International The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just around the corner! Ahead of the event, we spoke to the speakers and involved companies to learn about their thoughts on sustainability and the role of forest certification for a greener future. One of the speakers is Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland. Tomás has led Business…

Responsible Wood calls for nominations for Richard Stanton Award

Responsible Wood is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody.  This is the seventh year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally. Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard…