Wood as a Resource<br />
Learn more about wood at UTAS<br />Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood<br />Graduate Certificate in Timber (Proc...
Learning Objectives<br />After this presentation you should know:<br />Where our wood comes from<br />That different schem...
Where our wood products come from<br />Australia <br />Imports<br />Forest management (FM) schemes to ensure wood is deriv...
Where our timber comes from<br />
Source of Timber & Wood Products<br />Australian production of sawnwood and wood-based panels 2008/09<br />Source: ABARE 2...
Source of Timber & Wood Products<br />Recycled sawnwood ~60,000 m3 pa<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
Source of Sawnwood<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
Source of Particleboard and MDF <br />Particleboard by country of origin 2009/10  <br />MDF by country of origin 2009/10  ...
Source of Plywood<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
Other Wood Products<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
Wooden Furniture<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
Forests provide many environmental and social services <br />water quality and soil protection<br />beauty and scenery<br ...
Forest certification:<br />Verifies that a forest is managed and harvested to the social and environmental standards of st...
Two main systems:<br />PEFC - Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification<br />FSC - Forest Stewardship Council<br /...
PEFC:<br />Endorses 30 national schemes around the world including:<br />Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) <br />Canada /...
PEFC in Australia:<br />>90% all Australia’s native hardwood production forests and plantations are certified against Aust...
FSC:<br />> 50 national standards<br />Radiata Pine available from certified plantations New Zealand<br />Eucalyptus avail...
FSC in Australia:<br />Uses an interim national standard<br />Some pine forests certified in Victoria (Hancocks)<br />Most...
Certification can tell us that:<br />Forest products are legally sourced<br />Forest management meets economic, environmen...
A significant problem in some countries<br />Australian Government is funding work to improve forest governance and manage...
Very low likelihood of illegally logged wood products from forests or plantations in:<br />Australia<br />USA / Canada<br ...
Ask for copy of company policy<br />Ask where wood was harvested<br />If “high risk” ask for additional proof, e.g. <br />...
Illegal Logging: Risk matrix<br />
Illegal Logging: Country / region risk<br />Country risk<br />Using Transparency International Corruption Perception Index...
Illegal Logging<br />Transparency International – Corruption Perception Index 2010<br />Source: www.transparency.org<br />
Supply chain risk:<br />Import source country is not necessarily the country of harvest<br />e.g. China, Singapore, Italy<...
High risk wood products can come from low risk country<br />e.g. Tropical wood veneer from Belgium<br />Low risk wood prod...
Very low risk for majority of wood products purchased in Australia<br />If concerned:<br />Assess and manage risk<br />Pur...
More Information<br />Forest certification:<br />www.forestrystandard.org.au<br />www.pefc.org<br />www.fsc.org<br />Illeg...
Learn more about wood at UTAS<br />Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood<br />Graduate Certificate in Timber (Proc...
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Learn about the different schemes to ensure wood is derived from an appropriate source and where our wood comes from. The key forest management certification schemes, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and those endorsed by Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), such as the Australian Forestry Certification Scheme (AFCS) and the associated chain-of-custody, are explained. Where wood and other wood products come from will be discussed as will how to reduce the risk of purchasing wood products that may be from illegally logged sources.

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  • Europe = 3.1% Asia = 1.2% New Zealand = 4.7% North America = 1.8%
  • Certification of timber and wood products is a relatively new tool. The certification process is most easily explained by discussing the certification of forests and products. Forest certificationTimber and wood products come from forests which are not only wood suppliers, but also as a provider of a multitude of environmental and social services. Such services include the production of oxygen, sequestration of CO2 which reduces global warming, water quality and soil protection, beauty and scenery, conservation of biodiversity and others. Forest certification serves to formally verify that a forest is being managed and harvested satisfying the social and environmental standards of stakeholders. Forest certification systems in place around the world can be split into three endorsement systems or brands:
  • 97% sawn wood from these sources
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    1. 1. Wood as a Resource<br />
    2. 2. Learn more about wood at UTAS<br />Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood<br />Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building)<br />4 units, part time, online<br />Areas covered include:<br />Wood science<br />Design for durability and service for life<br />Timber as a renewable resource<br />Sustainable design and construction<br />Engineered wood products<br />International technologies and developments<br />Plus, selected topics of individual interest<br />More information: Associate Professor Greg Nolan <br />(03) 6324 4478 or enquiries@arch.utas.edu.auwww.csaw.utas.edu.au<br />
    3. 3. Learning Objectives<br />After this presentation you should know:<br />Where our wood comes from<br />That different schemes are in place to ensure wood is derived from an appropriate source<br />How to reduce the risk of purchasing wood products that may be from illegally logged sources<br />For architects - AACA Competencies:<br />Design<br />Documentation<br />
    4. 4. Where our wood products come from<br />Australia <br />Imports<br />Forest management (FM) schemes to ensure wood is derived from appropriate source: <br />Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)<br />Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)<br />Associated chain-of-custody (CoC)<br />How to reduce the risk of purchasing wood products that may be from illegally logged sources.<br />This Presentation<br />
    5. 5. Where our timber comes from<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Source of Timber & Wood Products<br />Australian production of sawnwood and wood-based panels 2008/09<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    8. 8. Source of Timber & Wood Products<br />Recycled sawnwood ~60,000 m3 pa<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    9. 9. Source of Sawnwood<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    10. 10. Source of Particleboard and MDF <br />Particleboard by country of origin 2009/10 <br />MDF by country of origin 2009/10 <br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    11. 11. Source of Plywood<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    12. 12. Other Wood Products<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    13. 13. Wooden Furniture<br />Source: ABARE 2010 <br />
    14. 14. Forests provide many environmental and social services <br />water quality and soil protection<br />beauty and scenery<br />conservation of biodiversity <br />sequestration of CO2<br />cultural and community<br />Forest Management Certification<br />
    15. 15. Forest certification:<br />Verifies that a forest is managed and harvested to the social and environmental standards of stakeholders<br />Recognises good practices<br />Forest Certification Schemes<br />
    16. 16. Two main systems:<br />PEFC - Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification<br />FSC - Forest Stewardship Council<br />Forest Certification <br />
    17. 17. PEFC:<br />Endorses 30 national schemes around the world including:<br />Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) <br />Canada / US (PEFC Canada and SFI)<br />Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia<br />Brazil, Chile<br />Malaysia<br />Forest Certification <br />
    18. 18. PEFC in Australia:<br />>90% all Australia’s native hardwood production forests and plantations are certified against Australian Forestry Standard<br />Forest Certification<br />
    19. 19. FSC:<br />> 50 national standards<br />Radiata Pine available from certified plantations New Zealand<br />Eucalyptus available from FSC certified plantations in Brazil<br />Forest Certification<br />
    20. 20. FSC in Australia:<br />Uses an interim national standard<br />Some pine forests certified in Victoria (Hancocks)<br />Most FSC certified forests are for pulp/paper<br />Very small production of native hardwoods in NSW (~200 cubic metres pa)<br />Forest Certification<br />
    21. 21. Certification can tell us that:<br />Forest products are legally sourced<br />Forest management meets economic, environmental and social values of stakeholders<br />What it doesn’t tell us:<br />Wood quality, characteristics or fitness for purpose<br />Forest Certification <br />
    22. 22.
    23. 23. A significant problem in some countries<br />Australian Government is funding work to improve forest governance and management at source<br />New regulations in USA and EU to address<br />Illegal Logging<br />Source: WWF AFTN<br />
    24. 24. Very low likelihood of illegally logged wood products from forests or plantations in:<br />Australia<br />USA / Canada<br />Western Europe<br />Illegal Logging<br />
    25. 25. Ask for copy of company policy<br />Ask where wood was harvested<br />If “high risk” ask for additional proof, e.g. <br />Certification<br />Other documentation<br />Illegal Logging: Reducing risk<br />
    26. 26. Illegal Logging: Risk matrix<br />
    27. 27. Illegal Logging: Country / region risk<br />Country risk<br />Using Transparency International Corruption Perception Index <br />www.transparency.org<br />FSC guidance >5.0 low risk<br />Region risk:<br />Use Associations (ATIF/A3P) or WWF GFTN<br />
    28. 28. Illegal Logging<br />Transparency International – Corruption Perception Index 2010<br />Source: www.transparency.org<br />
    29. 29. Supply chain risk:<br />Import source country is not necessarily the country of harvest<br />e.g. China, Singapore, Italy<br />Some wood products have very complex supply chains<br />e.g. Furniture<br />Illegal Logging: Supply chain risk<br />
    30. 30.
    31. 31. High risk wood products can come from low risk country<br />e.g. Tropical wood veneer from Belgium<br />Low risk wood products can come from high risk country<br />e.g. Eucalyptus from Brazil<br />Illegal Logging<br />
    32. 32. Very low risk for majority of wood products purchased in Australia<br />If concerned:<br />Assess and manage risk<br />Purchase from reputable sources<br />Certified/3rd party verified product may be warranted from high risk supply<br />Illegal Logging: Summary<br />
    33. 33. More Information<br />Forest certification:<br />www.forestrystandard.org.au<br />www.pefc.org<br />www.fsc.org<br />Illegal logging:<br />www.illegal-logging.info<br />www.illegallogging.com.au<br />WoodSolutions<br />www.woodsolutions.com.au<br />
    34. 34. Learn more about wood at UTAS<br />Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood<br />Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building)<br />4 units, part time, online<br />Areas covered include:<br />Wood science<br />Design for durability and service for life<br />Timber as a renewable resource<br />Sustainable design and construction<br />Engineered wood products<br />International technologies and developments<br />Plus, selected topics of individual interest<br />More information: Associate Professor Greg Nolan <br />(03) 6324 4478 or enquiries@arch.utas.edu.auwww.csaw.utas.edu.au<br />
    35. 35. More Information<br />
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