TOP PIC: Platinum Timber meeting (L-R): Damon Goodwin, nternal Sales, Ben Kennedy, Area Manager, Jackie Goodwin, Director, Brett Beanland, Area Manager and Matt de Jongh, Sustainability Manager, Responsible Wood.

BOTTOM PIC: Rothoblaas meeting (L-R): Sebastian James, Technical Salesman, Rothoblaas, Mick Stephens, CEO, Timber Queensland, Simon Dorries, CEO, Responsible Wood and Matt de Jongh , sustainability manager, Responsible Wood.

Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager, Matt de Jongh, recently visited Brisbane to strengthen partnerships and advocate for sustainable practices in the timber industry. His agenda included meetings with key industry players and participation in the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing Asia Pacific Conference (SIM-PAC) 2024.

One of the notable meetings during Matt’s visit was with Responsible Wood certificate holder Platinum Timber, a leading timber supplier committed to responsible and sustainable practices. Matt discussed the importance of Responsible Wood certification with Platinum Timber’s Director, Peter Kennedy. Peter emphasised the value of Responsible Wood certification, stating,

“At Platinum Timber, we believe in the significance of responsible wood sourcing, ensuring that our products contribute to a sustainable and eco-friendly future.”

Platinum Timber has been a frontrunner in promoting environmentally conscious timber sourcing, and their dedication aligns with Responsible Wood’s mission to ensure the responsible management of forests worldwide. Jonathan Tibbits, Responsible Wood, Marketing and Communications Manager, emphasised the value of collaborating with an organisation such as Platinum Timber, stating

“Platinum Timber not only promote the sustainable and responsible use of timber, but have demonstrated this for many years.”

More information about Platinum Timber can be found on their website: Platinum Timber.

Furthermore, Matt actively participated as a speaker in the SIM-PAC conference in Brisbane. He highlighted the pivotal role of responsible wood practices in industrial manufacturing processes. Matt expressed his enthusiasm, stating,

“Conferences like SIM-PAC provide a platform to share insights and innovations in sustainable manufacturing. Responsible wood sourcing is an integral part of creating a more environmentally friendly industrial sector.”

The SIM-PAC conference, as detailed on their website SIM-PAC, serves as a nexus for professionals in sustainable industrial manufacturing, facilitating discussions on eco-friendly practices and cutting-edge technologies.

During his visit, Matt and CEO of Responsible Wood, Simon Dorries also met with Sebastian Jaimes from Rothoblaas, a global leader in providing sustainable solutions for timber construction. The meeting aimed to foster collaboration and exchange ideas on advancing sustainable practices in the timber industry. Simon shared his thoughts on the meeting, stating,

“Engaging with industry leaders like Rothoblaas is crucial for driving positive change. Together, we can elevate the standards of sustainability in timber construction.”

Sebastian echoed the sentiment, emphasizing Rothoblaas’ commitment to developing innovative solutions that prioritize environmental responsibility. More information about Rothoblaas can be found on their website: Rothoblaas.

Matt’s visit to Brisbane showcased the growing momentum in the timber industry towards responsible and sustainable practices. These partnerships and engagements underscore the collective commitment to creating a more environmentally conscious future for the timber sector.