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timberbiz -3 weeks ago

First AS/NZS Standards Committee meeting in May

An historic Trans-Tasman forestry standard is a step closer with the Gold Coast in Queensland set to host the first standards committee meeting from 16-17 May 2019. In response to unprecedented interest from New Zealand stakeholders, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO, confirmed that a healthy balance of Australian and New Zealand interests will be represented on the committee. Source: Timberbiz ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Responsible Wood presents at 2019 PEFC meeting in Geneva

The PEFC International family converged on Geneva, Switzerland to discuss key issues and share experiences as part of the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting. Running from Wednesday 10 April to Friday 12 April 2019 the meeting provided PEFC members with an ideal opportunity to discuss global impacts on forest certification and emerging trends in forest management and chain of custody for forest product...

timberbiz -2 months ago

FSC new trademark guide and new directors needed

FSC International has developed a new guide to assist promotional trademark license holders on how to use the FSC trademarks to promote FSC certified products and related services. The guide aims to provide straightforward, simple advice and is effective from 1 June 2019, and can be used only from this date. Source: Timberbiz The transition period for this guide is 12 months, starting from 1...

PEFC -2 months ago

Job opportunity at PEFC: Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

We are looking for a Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to join the PEFC International team in Geneva, Switzerland, on a full-time basis. The position will be responsible for our monitoring & evaluation system measuring the impacts of our activities, and ensuring that people...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

timberbiz -2 months ago

World Architecture Festival entries open for 2019

For the second time, PEFC is sponsoring the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Best Use of Certified Timber Prize that rewards architects and project teams for their use of certified timber as a main construction material for buildings outstanding in sustainability, innovation, quality or aesthetics. Source: Timberbiz “We sponsored the prize for the first time last year, and were very pleased...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sustainable Timber Tas to gain certification from FSC

Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) has launched a process to gain certification for its forestry activities from the Forest Stewardship Council. SCS Global Services will conduct an audit of STT’s forestry practices, starting on 20 May, against the new FSC Australian Forest Stewardship Council. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz A key issue is the concept of High Conservation Values in managing ...

PEFC -2 months ago

PEFC Chairman Peter Latham appointed as Commissioner of the Forestry Commission England

“On behalf of the whole international PEFC community, we are honoured and proud that our Chairman, Peter, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Commissioner to the Forestry Commission in England,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “His wide ranging expertise in all aspects of the...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

PEFC -2 months ago

India drives forestry sector forward through PEFC endorsement

India has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “PEFC endorsement is a landmark achievement for India, as we have long felt the need for such a country specific and internationally benchmarked forest certification system,” said...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

PEFC -2 months ago

PEFC global accreditation body training in Seoul, Korea

Accreditation bodies from around East Asia are invited to join our training session in Seoul, Korea. Taking place on 24 and 25 June, the training will follow on from the Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW), 17-21 June in Incheon, Korea. There will also be a bridging field trip on 22 and 23...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

PEFC -2 months ago

Every day, the forest looks different

This March, we hear from Mariska Kwee, a runner up in our 2018 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Mariska tells us about her photo “Caught in a minute in a dream I had” and why she likes to explore the same forest multiple times. How do you feel about forests, both...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

PEFC -2 months ago

PEFC represents smallholders as a Founding Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber at inaugural Gen...

The inaugural General Assembly of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) was held in Singapore today with PEFC as one of its Founding Members. GPSNR aims to provide an independent platform that will lead to improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

PEFC -2 months ago

Learn to love forests, learn about Humans of the Forests!

Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for so many of our day-to-day products. Yet there is so much more about forests than meets the eye, and forests inspire and evoke deep...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...