Richard Stanton Award: Nominations now open

Wednesday 11 Jul 2018

Nominations open for Richard Stanton award for excellence in forest management
In Australia the group 'Responsible Wood' is calling for nominations in this year’s coveted Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management.

This is the fourth year of the award which pays tribute to a man who devoted his life to sustainable forest management in Australia and internationally.

Richard Stanton was CEO and national secretary of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd (now Responsible Wood), and had a number of key roles with the Australian Plantation Products and Paper Industry Council, the Australian Paper Industry Council, Plantation Timber Association of Australia, National Association of Forest Industries, and State Forests NSW.

Nominations for the award are open to individuals who have contributed significantly to either forest management or chain-of-custody certification under the Responsible Wood certification program. The award nominees will be those who have contributed to sustainable forest management under AS4708 or chain of custody under AS4707.

The award is open to, but not restricted to, forest owners and managers; chain-of- custody certificate holders; staff of certification bodies; forest scientists and researchers; and designers of products manufactured from sustainable timber.

The award also carries a $2000 bursary prize.

Applicants for the award will have demonstrated excellence in the following areas:
> A significant and valuable contribution to sustainability;
> Innovation, improvement or excellence in forest management or chain of custody certification;
> A strong commitment to the Responsible Wood certification scheme and sustainable forest management;
> Innovation and improvement in the promotion and marketing of Responsible Wood certified products.

The selection of the successful applicant will be made by the Responsible Wood marketing committee and announced at the annual general meeting in Brisbane on October 23. Nominations for the award close on October 5, 2018.

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