Labelling & Logo Use
The PEFC logo and labels are globally trusted trademarks.
They assist businesses, consumers, forest owners and managers, and other stakeholders to identify and promote merchandise and goods from forests that are managed sustainably.
Demand for PEFC certification has increased incrementally in recent years, an increase matched by growing awareness of the potential role of forests in tackling societal challenges such as climate change. Today, the importance of certification resonates with the public at large.
Presently, PEFC is the world's largest certification organization representing over 260 million hectares of certified forests – an area equivalent to the size of the whole of Mexico, or equal to the size of France, Germany, Italy and the UK combined.
Using the logo and label enables certified companies and forest owners to:
- demonstrate their commitment to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility
- attract environmentally and socially-minded customers and consumers
- help generate awareness and demand for products from PEFC-certified forests
- highlight their engagement with sustainable forest management
Who Can Use the Logo?
The PEFC logo is trademarked and users must ensure that the logo and label are used accurately and verifiably, and that any claims associated with it are relevant and non-misleading.
Only companies and forest owners that have achieved PEFC certification AND have obtained a Logo Usage Licence are allowed to use the PEFC logo and label directly on a product or for product marketing.
Use of the PEFC logo and label by non-certified entities (e.g. NGOs, media, educational organizations) for the purpose of educating, informing or promoting PEFC certification and sustainable forest management is possible only if:
- any such use is completely unrelated to a physical products, and
- a valid Logo Usage Licence has been obtained
How to Get the Label?
Companies and forest owners with a valid PEFC Logo Usage License can use the PEFC Label Generator to create the PEFC label. Companies that have not yet received login details for the Label Generator should contact their national PEFC organization or PEFC International for more information.
PEFC Label Generator
PEFC offers three standard labels for identification of PEFC-certified products
Validate Logo Licence Number!
Check out the validity of any PEFC logo licence number online!