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PEFC Calls on Dutch Government to Engage in Inclusive Process on Sustainable Biomass Criteria

PEFC Calls on Dutch Government to Engage in Inclusive Process on Sustainable Biomass Criteria

Nov 27 2014 In an open letter to the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, has called on the Dutch government to adhere to the basic principle of transparency in the development of sustainability criteria for solid biomass and to...

PEFC International Awards National Members as Certified Forest Area Rises

PEFC International Awards National Members as Certified Forest Area Rises

Nov 26 2014 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. was recognized at last week’s PEFC General Assembly for the greatest increase in forest certification for a Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) national member, for a second year in a row. SFI was one of 38 PEFC National...

National Forest Certification System of Gabon Achieves Re-endorsement

National Forest Certification System of Gabon Achieves Re-endorsement

Nov 24 2014 The Gabonese forest certification system has successfully achieved re-endorsement by PEFC, confirming that it continues to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. "We spent two years working very hard to revise our system and meet PEFC benchmarks and deadlines, so we are...

Consumers trust certification labels and expect companies to label products, PEFC research shows

Consumers trust certification labels and expect companies to label products, PEFC research shows

Nov 20 2014 More than 80% of consumers globally want companies sourcing certified material from sustainable managed forests to use certification labels, according to the first PEFC Global Consumer Survey, released today. The survey shows that certification labels, such as the PEFC label, are the most...

Minister Highlights Role of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change at PEFC General Assembly

Minister Highlights Role of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change at PEFC General Assembly

Nov 19 2014 “We will never know if our decisions to save forests through an integrated sustainable forest management approach targeted to small family forest landowners will pass the test of time. But it seems clear so far that we are on the right side of history: we are based on local control, we have a...

 “Will we pass the ultimate test of time?”

“Will we pass the ultimate test of time?”

Nov 19 2014 "Your Excellency’s, invited guests, members, and stakeholders, it is always a joyous occasion for me to have our General Assembly in Paris. It is joyful since, as you know, we were founded in Paris and thus Paris is our home and coming home is always a joyful event. For me personally it is also...

Traditional Chinese DING Presented During PEFC General Assembly

Traditional Chinese DING Presented During PEFC General Assembly

Nov 19 2014 Marking their first PEFC General Assembly as an endorsed national forest certification system, the China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) today presented William Street, Chairman of the Board of PEFC International, with a traditional Chinese gift known as a DING. “We are very proud to present...

New Board Members Elected at PEFC’s 19th General Assembly

New Board Members Elected at PEFC’s 19th General Assembly

Nov 19 2014 Ms. Sheam Satkuru-Granzella has been re-elected as Vice Chair to the PEFC Board of Directors at the PEFC General Assembly in Paris, France. After serving on the Board as a Board Member since 2009, before first becoming Vice-Chair in 2011, Ms. Satkuru-Granzella will act as Vice Chair for a three...

Call for Proposals: The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition is now OPEN

Nov 18 2014 PEFC is delighted to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 Collaboration Fund, following the official launch during PEFC Forest Certification Week in Paris, France. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit proposals for new and innovative...

PEFC Highlights Key Achievements of 2014!

PEFC Highlights Key Achievements of 2014!

Nov 17 2014 A special edition of the PEFC Newsletter was published today to mark the opening of PEFC Forest Certification Week in Paris, France, highlighting some of the key achievements and progress of PEFC in 2014.

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