The Sustainable World Badge

Decking Perth’s Sustainable World Badge, released in 2017, focuses on recognising sustainable practices for business operations and products that respect people and our planet.

Organisations and sites pursuing the Sustainable World Badge cultivate an understanding of the major sustainability issues, including:

  • Energy and carbon footprinting
  • Materials and product consumption
  • Ecosystem health
  • Climate change
  • Care for their staff
  • Support for communities

Below is a list of organisations and resources pages that educate, facilitate and encourage sustainable practices associated with the growth, harvest and manufacture of wood-based products within Australia.

Government Pages

WA Building Commission 

Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services.

WA Department of Training and Workforce Development

The DTWD works together with individuals, employers, business and industry and training providers to build a skilled Western Australian workforce for the future.

Government Department of Education and Training

The National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia maintaining Training Packages, Qualifications, Unit of Competency and Skill sets.

Hazardous Waste Definitions

The Department designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programmes to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage and promote climate action.

Forest Products Commission

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) are responsible for the sustainable development and maintenance of State owned forest land in Western Australia.

Government-Approved Treatments for Timber

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has defined the approved treatments for timber and wooden related products, permanent preservative treatment requirements and timber preservation standards.

Conservation and Parks Commission

The mission of the Conservation and Parks Commission is to conserve the State’s biodiversity and ensure that it is managed in an ecologically sustainable manner.

Australia’s Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) entails the management of forests to maintain their full range of environmental, social and economic values.

Associations

Forest and Wood Products Australia

FWPA is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.

Australian Forestry Standard (AFS)

A not-for-profit public company which owns and manages the Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFCS).

Timber Merchants Association

The Association is working in conjunction with a number industry bodies in representing the industry to government bodies on such issues as sustainable timber products and building practices.

Institute of Foresters of Australia

The IFA is Australia’s only professional body for foresters and other forestry professionals dedicated to the establishment and management of ecosystems dominated by trees.

Timber Communities Australia

TCA supports and links up the collective voice for regional timber communities together by a common thread – their commitment to sustainable forestry activity underpinning healthy landscapes, healthy economies, and healthy communities.

Australian Forest Products Association

AFPA represents all elements of the value chain from the sustainable harvesting of plantations and multiple use natural forest resource including forest establishment and management, harvesting and haulage, processing of timber resources and manufacture of pulp and paper.

Australian Timber Flooring Association

A not-for-profit, member-based association singularly focused on the timber flooring industry delivering industry-specific services and technical information to members and the community.

Forest Industries Federation of Western Australia

FIFWA supports responsible and sustainable management of our forests and plantations and has been representing the interests of this proud industry for over 120 years.

Australian Forest Contractors Association

AFCA’s primary purpose is to advocate on behalf of members to improve business outcomes and conditions for Forestry Contracting Businesses.

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