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CSA Launches the Revision of its PEFC-Endorsed Sustainable Forest Management Standard

CSA Launches the Revision of its PEFC-Endorsed Sustainable Forest Management Standard

Apr 24 2014 Canada's National Standard on Sustainable Forest Management, CAN/CSA-Z809, will undergo revision starting May 2014. The revision is led by the CSA Technical Committee on Sustainable Forest Management which develops and maintains the standard in an inclusive, balanced and consensus-based...

PEFC Broadens Support to Certification Bodies with New Training Recognition Program

PEFC Broadens Support to Certification Bodies with New Training Recognition Program

Apr 22 2014 As part of its extensive support to certification bodies, PEFC is launching a new Chain of Custody training program to enable certification bodies to get formal recognition of their own, internal Chain of Custody training programs. In order to ensure and further improve the quality of...

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PEFC at the Asian Paper 2014

PEFC at the Asian Paper 2014

Apr 17 2014 Genevieve Chua, PEFC Board member and Managing Director of Spicers Group, is one of the experts taking part in the Senior Management Symposium, held in conjunction with the upcoming Asian Paper 2014 exhibition. Ms. Chua will be part of a panel discussing the benefits of legality and...

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...

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