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"Forests Matter" – The Why and What of PEFC for Companies

Feb 08 2016 While PEFC certification is part of the license to operate for many companies along the timber supply chain, why forest certification matters is not clear to others. Why are forests important, what does PEFC deliver, how can my company contribute? These questions are answered in a new 2-minute...

Future is Looking Bright for PEFC's Global Reach

Future is Looking Bright for PEFC's Global Reach

Feb 04 2016 PEFC Forest Certification Week not only provides an opportunity for PEFC members from around the world to gather together, but also welcomes representatives from countries actively developing national forest certification systems. This year, we welcomed representatives from Ghana, Guatemala,...

PEFC Welcomes APRIL Group as International Stakeholder Member

PEFC Welcomes APRIL Group as International Stakeholder Member

Feb 02 2016 APRIL Group, one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world, has been accepted by PEFC as an International Stakeholder member. “By joining the PEFC alliance we have the opportunity to share our experience as an advocate for sustainable forestry, while benefiting from the insights...

Call for Proposals: The 2016 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: The 2016 PEFC Collaboration Fund Competition is now OPEN

Jan 28 2016 We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Collaboration Fund is now open, and we encourage PEFC members and other non-profit organizations to submit proposals for new and innovative projects before 18 March 2016.   “Since 2011, we have awarded over half a million Swiss Francs to 24...

Making the Best Even Better: PEFC Revises Core Standards

Making the Best Even Better: PEFC Revises Core Standards

Jan 26 2016 Stakeholders globally are invited to nominate candidates to participate in working groups for the revision of some of the core standards of PEFC, the world's largest forest certification system. The standards include PEFC's global requirements for sustainable forest management, forest...

PEFC Week 2015 – Read all about it!

PEFC Week 2015 – Read all about it!

Jan 21 2016 The 2015 PEFC Forest Certification Week report is now available. Written and published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), The Standards Reporter takes you through the four day gathering of the PEFC alliance, highlighting some of the key discussions, stories and...

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Hungary Becomes Latest PEFC Member

Hungary Becomes Latest PEFC Member

Jan 20 2016 PEFC International is delighted to welcome the Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. as the 41st national member joining the PEFC family. “We have learned from experience that PEFC is much more than a just label that allows consumers to make ethical purchases. PEFC is a cleverly...

Slovakian and Norwegian National Systems Achieve PEFC Re-endorsement

Slovakian and Norwegian National Systems Achieve PEFC Re-endorsement

Jan 19 2016 Slovakia and Norway have become the latest countries to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems, verifying their continued compliance with PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. With this re-endorsement, the countries’...

Editorial Updates to Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013)

Editorial Updates to Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013)

Jan 15 2016 PEFC International has released the 2nd edition of "Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Requirements" (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Chain of Custody certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product, with the ultimate objective of providing...

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Exceptional Efforts by New Zealand Forester Rewarded

Exceptional Efforts by New Zealand Forester Rewarded

Jan 14 2016 “PEFC is delighted that Dr. Andrew McEwen has received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours' List for services to forestry,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. Dr. McEwen is the Chairman of the New Zealand Forestry Certification Association...

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