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UPM Prepares its own PEFC Certification Group

UPM Prepares its own PEFC Certification Group

Apr 11 2014 UPM is expanding its certification services in Finland and is preparing an application of its own PEFC group certificate in 2014. This gives UPM's forest owner customers a new opportunity to achieve a certificate for sustainable forestry as a member of UPM's certification group. “For forest...

Consultant Position Supporting PEFC’s Expansion in Southeast Asia

Consultant Position Supporting PEFC’s Expansion in Southeast Asia

Apr 09 2014 PEFC International is currently recruiting a Consultant to support PEFC’s expanding profile of work in Southeast Asia. With expertise on PEFC Certification, sustainable forest management practices and supply chain management, the Consultant will provide training and expertise to an expanding...

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New “Soft Commodities Compact” Supports Global Efforts to End Deforestation

New “Soft Commodities Compact” Supports Global Efforts to End Deforestation

Apr 04 2014 “The Soft Commodities Compact demonstrates a great awareness of, and commitment to, sustainability within the banking sector and offers a huge potential to help transform the way commodities such as palm oil, soy and timber are produced and processed,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General,...

Coalition Government Welcomes Endorsement of Chinese Forest Certification System

Coalition Government Welcomes Endorsement of Chinese Forest Certification System

Apr 03 2014 The Coalition Government welcomes news the Chinese Forest Certification Scheme has been endorsed by the world’s largest forest sustainability certification system, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck said. China voluntarily sought endorsement by the...

Suzano Joins PEFC as a New International Stakeholder Member

Suzano Joins PEFC as a New International Stakeholder Member

Apr 01 2014 Suzano Pulp and Paper, one of the largest producers of eucalyptus pulp in the world, is the latest organization to demonstrate its support for PEFC by becoming the second Brazilian pulp and paper company to join PEFC as an International Stakeholder member. Suzano has a 90-year history marked by...

PEFC Makes Good Business Sense for New Zealand

PEFC Makes Good Business Sense for New Zealand

Mar 31 2014 “With the development of a New Zealand Standard on sustainable forest management underway now, the opportunity is there to give people the choice in the world market to buy New Zealand wood and know that it’s managed to the best standards in the world,” said Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General of...

Belgium Reaches Sustainable Wood Target Six Years Early!

Belgium Reaches Sustainable Wood Target Six Years Early!

Mar 28 2014 Over 40% of wood-based products on the Belgian market are from sustainably managed forests, according to a 2012 market study by Dutch foundation Probos. In 2011, a multi-sector agreement was signed by several federal organizations to increase the market share of certified wood products to at...

Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Habitat for Humanity Expand Mutual Support for Responsibly Built Affordable Homes

Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Habitat for Humanity Expand Mutual Support for Responsibly Built Affordable Homes

Mar 24 2014 In an agreement of support between the two organizations, PEFC’s North American member the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Habitat for Humanity International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and pledged to expand the cooperation between the two groups by encouraging the...

International Forest Day: Celebrating Progress in Forest Certification in Asia

International Forest Day: Celebrating Progress in Forest Certification in Asia

Mar 21 2014 In recognition of the critical role of forests in Asia, the region has been a key focus of PEFC activities over the past years. In celebration of the International Day of Forests, PEFC is releasing “Asian Timber – Certified: Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia” as part of an ongoing collaboration...

PEFC Certified Fashion!

PEFC Certified Fashion!

Mar 20 2014 Forests and fashion come to the forefront for this year’s celebration of the International Day of Forests, Friday 21 March. Forests, while usually associated with the production of wood and paper products, also provide materials and fibers that make up many of the common consumer products that we...

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