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Chile embraces sustainability in construction

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

Mar 23 2017 Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, our national member in the country. On 3 March 2017, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek...

Boosting innovation with forests: it’s the International Day of Forests!

Boosting innovation with forests: it’s the International Day of Forests!

Mar 21 2017 As we celebrate the International Day of Forests, Thorsten Arndt, our Head of Communications at PEFC International, is in Brussels to highlight how forests can boost innovation and the bio-economy. “The demand for timber is increasing rapidly, which is great news as wood is a fantastic...

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund deadline approaches – apply now!

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund deadline approaches – apply now!

Mar 15 2017 With the deadline just a few weeks away, we encourage anyone who was not yet applied for the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund to send us their proposals for new and innovative projects. The last day for submitting your proposals is 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are...

Wood pavilion wows the construction crowd in the Netherlands

Wood pavilion wows the construction crowd in the Netherlands

Mar 10 2017 The eye-catching Houtpaviljoen (Wood Pavilion) captivated the crowds earlier this month at the 2017 BouwBeurs construction fair in the Netherlands. The aim of this fantastic installation was to promote the use of wood as a building material. It certainly did, the stand was a clear favorite among...

Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process

Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process

Mar 08 2017 Improving the efficiency and robustness of our endorsement process is a top priority as the revision of our key international standards enters its second year. After all, the PEFC process for the endorsement and mutual recognition of national forest certification system is THE process of our...

PEFC welcomes Double A as International Stakeholder member

PEFC welcomes Double A as International Stakeholder member

Mar 02 2017 Double A, a major pulp and paper producer in Thailand, has been accepted by PEFC as an International Stakeholder member. “It is wonderful to welcome Double A into the PEFC alliance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “Double A are doing fantastic work with...

PEFC intensifies cooperation with accreditation bodies

PEFC intensifies cooperation with accreditation bodies

Feb 21 2017 Accreditation bodies are the safeguard for credible certification. They ensure the impartiality and competence of the organizations responsible for certifying forest owners and companies – the certification bodies. Given their importance within the whole PEFC system, it is vital that they...

Certified forests’ vital contribution to award winning wooden car

Certified forests’ vital contribution to award winning wooden car

Feb 09 2017 Looking for a little roadster made from wood? Your wait is over, with the award-winning Setsuna concept car by Toyota. Built almost entirely from Japanese cedar, which came exclusively from an SGEC-certified forest owned and managed by Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., the car will last for...

Upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training - sign up now!

Upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training - sign up now!

Feb 07 2017 With several PEFC Chain of Custody training sessions taking place in March, individual auditors are encouraged to sign up to secure their participation! We are offering a range of options to suit various needs and time zones - just take a look below. Individual auditor training dates 1 March...

Come and play sustainably!

Come and play sustainably!

Jan 24 2017 The children of Valdagno, close to Vicenza and Venice in Northern Italy, can now climb, slide and play sustainably with the unveiling of their new PEFC-certified playground equipment. The chestnut timber used to make the new structures comes from local, PEFC-certified forests in the Italian Small...

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