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Mäihä leads the way for PEFC project certification in Scandinavia

Mäihä leads the way for PEFC project certification in Scandinavia

Aug 23 2016 Scandinavia celebrated its first building awarded with PEFC project certification as Mäihä, a wooden apartment block, was unveiled at the Seinäjoki Housing Fair in Finland this July. Lakea Oy, the company responsible for the construction of the building, received their PEFC...

CertforChile and SFI achieve PEFC re-endorsement

CertforChile and SFI achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Aug 18 2016 CertforChile and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), our National members in Chile and North America, have both successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems. This endorsement not only confirms that they continue to meet our globally...

The best way to protect rights and investments? Get the consent of local people

The best way to protect rights and investments? Get the consent of local people

Aug 16 2016 Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC): what is it? How can it be implemented? This is the focus of an upcoming course run by our international stakeholder member RECOFTC – the Center for People and Forests. The course This course targets company, government and civil society staff...

MTCC pays tribute to its founding Chairman of 17 years

MTCC pays tribute to its founding Chairman of 17 years

Aug 10 2016 It was a day of mixed emotions as Malaysia’s forestry and timber industry fraternity paid tribute to Malaysian Timber Certification Council’s (MTCC) founding Chairman, Dato’ Dr. Freezailah Che Yeom. His illustrious career as MTCC Chairman spanning 17 years culminated in a...

PAFC Cameroon President passes away

PAFC Cameroon President passes away

Aug 08 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Christine Anjembe Nkene, President of PAFC Cameroon. “Christine was the driving force behind PAFC Cameroon,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “Without her hard work and...

PEFC-certified paper in the news

PEFC-certified paper in the news

Aug 05 2016 All editions of the Italian daily newspaper Dolomiten are now printed on PEFC-certified paper and carry the PEFC label! “The protection of the environment is at the heart of Athesia, so it was a priority for us to print our newspapers on sustainably produced paper,” said Dolomiten...

First Latvian private forest owners achieve PEFC certification!

First Latvian private forest owners achieve PEFC certification!

Aug 03 2016 Private forest owners in Latvia have reason to celebrate as the private forest association MA Krāslava becomes the first in the country to achieve PEFC sustainable forest management certification through PEFC Group Certification. Thanks to this, 23 individual forest owners have been able to...

Corruption and illegal logging: the “twins” of environmental criminality

Corruption and illegal logging: the “twins” of environmental criminality

Jul 28 2016 Without serious intervention against corruption, it will be impossible to address the problem of illegal timber trafficking in Europe. Presenting its findings in Rome, the TREES project has successfully shed light on the role that bribes play in encouraging the illegal timber trade in...

The PEFC label part of ALDI SOUTH’s awareness campaign

The PEFC label part of ALDI SOUTH’s awareness campaign

Jul 26 2016 The meaning behind seven of the most recognized sustainability labels, including the PEFC label, was the focus of ALDI SOUTH’s “in the footsteps of the 7 seals” campaign. ALDI SOUTH is a leading German retailer with almost 5,300 stores globally. With its ‘Seven...

Focusing in on the key sustainable forest management issues: Task Forces get to work

Focusing in on the key sustainable forest management issues: Task Forces get to work

Jul 21 2016 Trees outside forests, forest conversions, and non-wood forest products and ecosystem services: three of the key areas identified for extra attention as we revise our international standard for sustainable forest management. In order to gain more insight into these three vital areas, three Task...

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Forests area: 300 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,600

(as of June 2016)
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