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PEFC and Interpol Together Against Corruption in the Timber Industry

PEFC and Interpol Together Against Corruption in the Timber Industry

Sep 30 2014 With illicit trade and laundering of illegal timber worth an estimated 10-30% of the global wood trade, finding solutions and proposals to protect both the environment and the economy is vital. Responding to this need, PEFC Italy, along with Conlegno, RiSSC and CNVP have launched a project aimed...

PEFC Supports Global New York Declaration on Forests

PEFC Supports Global New York Declaration on Forests

Sep 24 2014 An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples yesterday joined forces to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of...

Spanish PEFC System Development Toolkit Launched in Mexico

Spanish PEFC System Development Toolkit Launched in Mexico

Sep 23 2014 “Drawing on PEFC’s 15 years of experience in leading standard setting processes and running forest certification systems across 37 countries, this Toolkit brings together the collective knowledge of PEFC members and presents it in a format to inspire and guide other organizations embarking on the...

PEFC Encourages Global Unions to Continue to be Involved with FSC

PEFC Encourages Global Unions to Continue to be Involved with FSC

Sep 22 2014 Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), the largest union representing forest workers, has issued a statement that they are re-assessing their position regarding FSC, as a result of FSC's failure to promote ILO core labor standards. "While PEFC and FSC are at times competitors in the...

“A significant milestone for safeguarding global forests”

“A significant milestone for safeguarding global forests”

Sep 17 2014 “It gives me great pride and pleasure as Vice Chair of PEFC International to provide you with some introductory remarks at such a prestigious event to celebrate the launching of the Chinese National Standard for sustainable forest management,” said Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, PEFC Vice Chair, during...

Pizza Hut puts the Focus on Sustainability

Pizza Hut puts the Focus on Sustainability

Sep 16 2014 If you are in France and Belgium, you can now see the PEFC logo when you order the new Chicken Mix at Pizza Hut! With the launch of the new PEFC-certified packaging for their brand new chicken range, Pizza Hut, the biggest pizza restaurant chain in the world, is putting the focus on...

PEFC and AB Group Packaging Support use of Paper Bags, with New Tax Planned for Plastic Bags

PEFC and AB Group Packaging Support use of Paper Bags, with New Tax Planned for Plastic Bags

Sep 10 2014 The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and AB Group Packaging, are encouraging brand owners, retailers and consumers to use paper bags as an alternative to plastic, with the UK Government announcing that they are to introduce a 5p charge levy on all single-use plastic...

Experts Highlight Opportunities to Further Advance PEFC’s Assessment Process

Experts Highlight Opportunities to Further Advance PEFC’s Assessment Process

Sep 08 2014 There are opportunities to streamline the assessment process of national forest certification systems, according to meetings held earlier this year with PEFC Panel of Experts members and PEFC Registered Assessors. Assessors and Panel of Expert members play an important role in PEFC. With PEFC...

Stimulating Consumer Demand to Address Deforestation:   PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Agenda Shapes Up

Stimulating Consumer Demand to Address Deforestation: PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue Agenda Shapes Up

Sep 04 2014 It is widely recognised that engaging consumers in sustainability offers significant potential in tackling deforestation. PEFC’s forthcoming Stakeholder Dialogue (20 November 2014, Paris, France) will enable key actors and stakeholders along the forest products value chain to discuss and...

PEFC at the WAN-IFRA Conference in India

PEFC at the WAN-IFRA Conference in India

Sep 03 2014 The environmental benefits of purchasing newsprint that originates from sustainably managed forests will the theme of the presentation by Michael Buckley, PEFC’s Singapore-based consultant, at the Printing Summit, part of the upcoming WAN-IFRA 2014 conference in India. Taking place between the...

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