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First Dutch forest owners achieve PEFC certification

First Dutch forest owners achieve PEFC certification

Jun 24 2016 It is time to celebrate in the Netherlands as the country’s first forest owners receive their PEFC forest management certificates. This means that 2,470 hectares of Dutch forests are now PEFC-certified. “It’s great that we can finally offer a choice to Dutch forest...

Building shared values in South America

Building shared values in South America

Jun 21 2016 Strengthening PEFC in the South American marketplace and raising awareness of the value of PEFC certification for increasing competitiveness and sustainability of forest-based products value chains: the goals of an upcoming event in Buenos Aires. “Building Shared Value: Sustainability...

Farewell to Pier Luigi Ferrari

Farewell to Pier Luigi Ferrari

Jun 20 2016 We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Pier Luigi-Ferrari, the Chairman of PEFC Italy. The PEFC Italy Board of Directors announced the sad news today: “Pier Luigi will be missed, and we know that it will be difficult to fill the void that he has left. The whole forestry world is...

Revising THE process: endorsement and mutual recognition

Revising THE process: endorsement and mutual recognition

Jun 17 2016 Endorsing national forest certification systems is what we do: it’s even in our name - the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). So it is fair to say that the PEFC process for the endorsement and mutual recognition of forest certification system is THE process of our...

Hungarian, Italian and UK systems open for public consultation

Hungarian, Italian and UK systems open for public consultation

Jun 15 2016 The global public consultations for the Hungarian, Italian and UK national forest certification systems are now open, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on their compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 7...

German system and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard achieve PEFC re-endorsement

German system and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jun 13 2016 Germany has become the second country to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national forest certification system for a third time. The Malaysian Criteria and Indicators (MC&I) for Forest Plantations standard has also received PEFC re-endorsement. This endorsement not only...

Four organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

Four organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

Jun 10 2016 “We are delighted to welcome AEBIOM, CEETTAR, CNVP and WestRock Company as International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following the acceptance of the four new members. “By becoming members, these organizations help and support us in our...

Republic of Korea becomes the latest PEFC member

Republic of Korea becomes the latest PEFC member

Jun 09 2016 “We are very happy and proud to officially become part of the PEFC family,” said Hyemi Lee, from the Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI), following the acceptance of Republic of Korea as a PEFC National member. “We faced many difficulties during the development of our...

Help us to improve our Chain of Custody Standard!

Help us to improve our Chain of Custody Standard!

Jun 08 2016 Ensuring our standards are the best they can be is always a priority for PEFC. As our Standards Revision process gets underway, we are calling on all stakeholders to submit their input and comments on our current PEFC Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013) by 3 July 2016. The objective of...

SGEC endorsement by PEFC - a beacon of light

SGEC endorsement by PEFC - a beacon of light

Jun 07 2016 We are delighted to announce Japan as the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. To celebrate this milestone, the Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) – our National member for Japan – held a special Forest Certification Forum...

PEFC Certified

Forests area: 275 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 17,605

(as of March 2016)
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