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Responsible Wood AGM and launch of strategic document

Responsible Wood unveiled a new strategic document as part of the 2019 Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting held in Mount Gambier. Speaking about the new strategy, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries reiterated the importance of maintaining openness and transparency with Responsible Wood members. Source: Timberbiz

“The new strategy itself is a revision of previous editions and underpins the organization’s purpose, vision and strategy goals,” he said. “We encourage all members, certificate holders and consumers of forest products to review the document and welcome feedback in due course.”

Speaking at the Responsible Annual General Meeting, hosted for the first time in Mount Gambier in the heart of Australia’s Green Triangle, Responsible Wood CEO Simon Dorries, spoke of the importance of forest certification in managing forests for multi-generational use

Reflecting on the growth of Responsible Wood, as outlined in the Responsible Wood Annual review of activities for 2018-19, Mr Dorries spoke of the importance of the re-brand from Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) to Responsible Wood in driving a surge of interest for PEFC and Responsible Wood forest certification across the supply chain of forest products.

“Responsible Wood continues to invest in its marketing and communication program, promoting the importance of Responsible Wood and PEFC forest certification to growers, the supply chain and importantly to end-consumers of forest products,” he said.

Mr Dorries also provided members with an update about the proposed Trans-Tasman joint Sustainable Forest Management Standard.

“The proposed standard under development is a joint Australia and New Zealand Sustainable Forest Management standard which will cover forests in Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

“As a Standard Development Organization, licensed by Standards Australia and endorsed by Standards New Zealand to develop standards, Responsible Wood is working with a range of working groups to develop the first truly Trans-Tasman Sustainable Forest Management standard.”

Following the AGM, the Responsible Wood board of directors, along with invited Responsible Wood members and visitors were invited to participate in a Forest Field Day hosted by Responsible Wood member OneFortyOne Plantation.

For more information about the Responsible Wood Annual review of activities please download the Responsible Wood Annual review of activities for 2018-19 visit