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Join the Webinar: PEFC Collaboration Fund Calls for Innovative Ideas!

Join the Webinar: PEFC Collaboration Fund Calls for Innovative Ideas!

Jan 28 2015 From tracing wild mushroom supply chains to incorporating remote sensing into the forest certification process, PEFC’s Collaboration Fund wants to get your most innovative and impactful ideas tested and piloted with on-the-ground action. Our 2015 call for proposals is already open and we invite...

New Zealand Forests Gain International Visibility

New Zealand Forests Gain International Visibility

Jan 26 2015 PEFC International is extremely pleased to welcome New Zealand as the newest member of the PEFC alliance. With the acceptance of the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) as the PEFC National Member for New Zealand, the country’s forest growers gain visibility in the world’s...

Working Together for the Development of Sustainable Forest Management in the Mediterranean Basin

Working Together for the Development of Sustainable Forest Management in the Mediterranean Basin

Jan 21 2015 The development and extension of sustainable “Mediterranean forest” management is set to be the focus of a new collaboration between PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, and MENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation. At last year’s PEFC...

Wood Comes to Life at BouwBeurs 2015 Construction Fair

Wood Comes to Life at BouwBeurs 2015 Construction Fair

Jan 16 2015 Wood is set to take the ‘Jaarbeurs Utrecht’ Exhibition Center by storm at the upcoming International BouwBeurs (Construction Fair), as eight organizations set up their very own Wood Pavilion. Taking place from 9 to 13 February 2015 in Utrecht, Netherlands, the BouwBeurs Construction Fair will be...

PEFC Releases Second Edition of Certification Body Requirements – Chain of Custody Standard

PEFC Releases Second Edition of Certification Body Requirements – Chain of Custody Standard

Jan 13 2015 As part of our continuing efforts to apply best practices in conformity assessment, we have updated the “Requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard” (PEFC ST 2003:2012 Second Edition), taking advantage of the significant...

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SFI Works to Ensure the Health and Future of Our Forests with the Launch of the New SFI 2015-2019 Standards and Rules

SFI Works to Ensure the Health and Future of Our Forests with the Launch of the New SFI 2015-2019 Standards and Rules

Jan 09 2015 The decisions we make every day directly affect the health and future of our forests. The launch of the new Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) 2015-2019 Standards and Rules marks an important advancement to support better decision making all along the supply chain and to promote sustainable...

Abadía Retuerta Winery: Excellent Wine and Excellent Management of the Forest and its Products

Abadía Retuerta Winery: Excellent Wine and Excellent Management of the Forest and its Products

Jan 07 2015 Abadía Retuerta is a winery in Valladolid, Spain, with renowned expertise in the production of high quality wines. It is located in the town of Sardón de Duero, an area with a long-standing tradition of wine making, and its differentiating characteristic is the 12th century abbey, now converted...

Specialist School Chooses PEFC-Certified Timber

Specialist School Chooses PEFC-Certified Timber

Jan 02 2015 Last year saw 150 children with profound and multiple learning difficulties welcomed into their new specialist school made from PEFC-certified cross-laminated timber (CLT). Originating in Austria, the spruce and pine CLT was sourced and manufactured by PEFC member Stora Enso Building and...

PEFC Certified Christmas Trees Take Center Stage in European Cities

PEFC Certified Christmas Trees Take Center Stage in European Cities

Dec 18 2014 PEFC-certified Christmas trees can be found all around Europe this Christmas, but one of the best places to go is Italy - with several of its cities and towns choosing trees from the country’s certified forests. In Rome, spruce trees from the PEFC-certified forests of Val di Fiemme in northeast...

Double Celebration in Japan!

Double Celebration in Japan!

Dec 17 2014 2014 was an important year for PEFC in Japan, with the Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) becoming a PEFC member and PEFC Asia Promotions in Japan celebrating its tenth anniversary. To celebrate these two milestones, PEFC Asia Promotions and SGEC, with the support of the Forestry...

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