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About PEFC

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.  Our credible standards seek to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally - to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.

Who We Are

pefc-small Our vision "A World in Which People Manage Forests Sustainably" emphasized the role that we as humans play in the management of one of the world's most precious ecosystems.

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What Makes PEFC Unique?

With alternative forest and chain of custody certification options available, there are good reasons why so many forest owners and managers, business and consumers are opting for PEFC.

Our approach to certification contains a number of unique features that have helped to make us the largest and one of the most credible forest certification systems globally.

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Governance

"Think global - act local" is at the heart of PEFC's governance system. Our decentralised, "bottom-up" approach strengthens action on the ground and enables local stakeholders to participate in the core activities of forest certification at national level.

Internationally, we seek to harmonise differing interest to optimise our contribution to society globally.

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Membership

map overview membersPEFC membership is open to national forest certification systems as well as International Stakeholder Members. PEFC is represented in 38 countries through national organizations.

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Donate

overview-donatePEFC finances its work at international level almost entirely from membership fees. Your support is an important contribution to the long-term sustainability of our forests.

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Contact

For general queries about PEFC, please contact:

PEFC International
10, Route de l'Aéroport
Case Postale 636
1215 Geneva
Switzerland

Tel: +41 (22) 799 4540
Fax: +41 (22) 799 4550
E-mail: info@pefc.org

Please contact your national PEFC member if you are located in a country with PEFC representation.

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