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PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

PEFC Announces Upcoming Training Schedule

Mar 27 2015 From the auditors who verify companies’ chain of custody to our National members, we provide a range of tailored training opportunities to a diverse number of stakeholders involved in the sustainable management of the world’s forests. Upcoming Chain of Custody training programs With...

Ilmenau Awarded German Forest Capital for 2015

Ilmenau Awarded German Forest Capital for 2015

Mar 24 2015 Ilmenau has become the latest town to be elected by PEFC Germany as the German “Forest Capital”, beating five other cities to lift the award for 2015. The town will be officially honored with the award next month on 15 April. As part of the award, Ilmenau will also receive 1,000...

Celebrating International Day of Forests with Food from the Forests

Celebrating International Day of Forests with Food from the Forests

Mar 19 2015 “Cuisine from the Forests”, the award-winning recipe book published by PEFC Spain, will be presented to participants of the International Day of Forests celebrations at the United Nations in Geneva this Friday, with the UN being “all forest” on this special day. This...

The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition - Enter Now!

The 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition - Enter Now!

Mar 18 2015 With just a couple of weeks left until the 4 April deadline, there is still time to apply for the 2015 PEFC Collaboration Fund! 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 still...

India Launches Process to Develop Forest Certification System

India Launches Process to Develop Forest Certification System

Mar 16 2015 “With forestry in India being at a critical crossroad, the decision to develop our own national forest certification system will be an important driver to promote the sustainable management of our forest resources,” said KK Singh, Chairman of the Network for Certification and...

Forest Certification Moving Forward in India

Forest Certification Moving Forward in India

Mar 11 2015 The sustainable management of India’s forests is set to take a significant step forward next week with the launch of the development process of the Indian national forest certification system. This launch, an important step towards PEFC-recognized forest management certification in the...

Norway Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Norway Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Mar 04 2015 The Norwegian Forest Certification Scheme has become the latest system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 4 May 2015. Alongside Finland and Sweden, Norway was...

Award Winning Recipe Book has Wild Foods from the Forest at its Heart

Award Winning Recipe Book has Wild Foods from the Forest at its Heart

Feb 26 2015 "Cuisine from the Forests", the recipe book produced by PEFC Spain to showcase the merits of wild food products, has been declared the Best Sustainable Cookbook in Spanish by the jury of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The recipe book will now face the winners of the same category of other...

UK Poll Finds Shoppers Prefer Paper-Based Packaging

UK Poll Finds Shoppers Prefer Paper-Based Packaging

Feb 24 2015 PEFC UK has welcomed the results of a Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) commissioned YouGov Poll, which showed that over half of the UK’s consumers visiting their local supermarket or food retailer prefer their groceries and fresh produce to be available in paper-based packaging. The...

Slovakian and German Systems and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard Open for Global Public Consultation

Slovakian and German Systems and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard Open for Global Public Consultation

Feb 19 2015 The global public consultations for the Slovakian and German national forest certification systems and the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Plantations standard are now open, following their submission to PEFC for re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on their...

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