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Forest Issues

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Forests are among the most biodiverse and valuable terrestrial ecosystems on the planet and vital for our livelihoods. Sustainable forest management helps maintaining and enhancing the values forests provide - now and for the future.

Who Owns the Forest?

One of the challenges that forest certification faces is the different types of ownership and management.

With 25% of the world's forests owned by families and communities, resources and costs related to certification are a major obstacle to the expansion of forest certification to the more than 90% of forest area currently uncertified.

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Sustainability

overview-forest-sustainabilThe world’s forests fulfill many roles such as providing renewable raw materials and energy, maintaining biodiversity, and protecting land and water resources.

Certification helps safeguarding the sustainability of our forests.

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Consume Responsibly

The simple act of sourcing or purchasing a product with the PEFC labels can have far-reaching positive implications, not least in terms of sustainable consumption.

If you are interested in making the right ethical choice, you should always choose PEFC-certified products to promote the sustainable management of our forests globally.

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