National Certification Forum & Workshops

Thursday, 12th Apr 2012

Environmental groups, industry and business support new wood and wood products certification event

The first event of its kind in Australia, the Certification: Growing demand. Increasing confidence. National Wood Products Forum & Workshop 2012 aims to look beyond systems to promote the future of certification in Australia.

The effects of environmental concerns are changing the way Australians do business and this is especially evident in the built environment. Green Star ratings and other systems are becoming increasingly important to everyone from merchants and purchasing officers to architects and developers. Similarly, in the wood-based products sector, paper goods brands are demonstrating a growing awareness of the source of materials.

Certification: Growing demand. Increasing confidence. National Wood Products Forum & Workshop 2012 is an initiative designed to bring a broad range of interested people together in a one-day seminar and hands-on workshops.

The event will explore strategies to increase the awareness and uptake of certification and identify impediments to its adoption.

A diverse program includes speakers from market and attitudinal researchers, Wesfarmers (Bunnings/Officeworks), Kimberley Clark Australia, Woolworths (Masters), certifying bodies (Forest Stewardship Council and Australian Forestry Standard), academia and the forest and wood products industries.

Presented by Planet Ark’s Make It Wood campaign, the program is designed to be of value to the whole supply chain, including: producers and importers, manufacturers and converters, wholesalers and retailers, private and government sustainability and purchasing, NGOs and other interested bodies.

When: 31 May 2012

Where: Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Cost: $95 (includes lunch, post-event canapés and drinks)

Bookings: certificationforum.eventbrite.com.au/ - Numbers are limited

Information: MakeItWood.org/CertificationForum

Chris Philpot
Planet Ark
chris@planetark.org
0422 289 599
02 8484 7208

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Did you know?

94 million tonnes of carbon was present in wood and wood products in use in 2016, and 50 million tonnes of carbon in wood and wood products in landfill.