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Responsible Wood AGM and the Richard Stanton award

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has announced that the University of South Australia’s Mount Gambier Campus will be hosting its Annual General Meeting next Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Source:  Timberbiz

Responsible Wood will be awarding the coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management or Chain of Custody during the course of the AGM.

This year marks the fifth year of the award, paying tribute to the late Richard Stanton, a previous CEO and National Secretary of the Australian Forestry Standard Ltd (now Responsible Wood).

Speaking ahead of the announcement, Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, spoke of the importance of the Green Triangle to the Australian forest products industry; with the selection of Mount Gambier a nod to the many Responsible Wood and PEFC scheme holders operating within the Green Triangle.

“The Green Triangle is a major success story for the Australian forest products industry, a major wood producer that touches Victorian and South Australian regional communities,” he said.

“For Responsible Wood, many of our scheme holders and members, particularly forest growers that carry PEFC certification operate within the Green Triangle.

The AGM will be a historic occasion for Responsible Wood, as it is the first AGM to be hosted in the regional location.

“The selection of Mount Gambier has been deliberate, this is about taking our AGM out of the major cities and taking it to our community; taking the scheme back to the roots figuratively and actually,” Mr Dorries said.

The Responsible Wood AGM will take place from 3.00pm until 4.00pm and will be followed at 4.30pm until 6.30pm with drinks and canapes. Free parking will be available along Wireless Road, Mount Gamier adjacent to the campus.