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Striving to improve smallholder access to certification

Striving to improve smallholder access to certification

May 27 2016 At the heart of PEFC is our ambition to enable smallholders to access forest certification, independent of region and socioeconomic condition. But there is more than can be done. This was highlighted last week at the first meeting of Standards Revision Working Group 2, responsible for the...

Outlining expectations for forest management certification

Outlining expectations for forest management certification

May 20 2016 Forest conversions and trees outside forests: two of the nine areas to be given specific consideration during the revision of the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.   This is one of the key outcomes of last week’s meeting of the Standards Revision Working Group 1 – the...

Datuk Himmat Singh appointed as MTCC Chairman

Datuk Himmat Singh appointed as MTCC Chairman

May 17 2016 The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), our National member for Malaysia, has welcomed Datuk Himmat Singh as their newly appointed Chairman. Datuk Himmat’s appointment marks another milestone for MTCC as it continues to advance and spearhead the sustainable forest management...

Forest certification systems are effective tools to demonstrate sustainable forestry

Forest certification systems are effective tools to demonstrate sustainable forestry

May 12 2016 “While a number of uniquely different forest certification systems are used around the world they: 1- have much in common; 2- share many basic objectives; 3- provide an additional measure of commitment to sustainable forestry; and, 4- are effective tools for supporting a responsible...

Call for nominations – last chance to take part in a Standards Revision Working Group

Call for nominations – last chance to take part in a Standards Revision Working Group

May 10 2016 The nomination of candidates for the remaining two PEFC Standards Revision Working Groups is now underway. We would like to invite all stakeholders to nominate candidates to participate in WG 4 Chain of Custody and Labelling and WG 5 Chain of Custody Certification Procedures. The nomination...

PEFC-certified cheques from Crédit Agricole

PEFC-certified cheques from Crédit Agricole

May 06 2016 Clients at French bank Crédit Agricole can now enjoy their new sustainable cheque books, made with paper originating from PEFC-certified, sustainably managed forests. The largest banking network in France and the leading retail bank in Europe, Crédit Agricle has chosen PEFC...

Work begins for PEFC Standards Revision Working Groups

Work begins for PEFC Standards Revision Working Groups

May 04 2016 Following a fantastic response to our call for nominations, four Standards Revision Working Groups (WGs) are now established and already at work. The four WGs are: WG 1: Sustainable Forest Management Standard (33 members) WG 2: Forest Management Certification Procedures and Group...

Act local: Do you know how PEFC is reaching out in your country?

Act local: Do you know how PEFC is reaching out in your country?

Apr 28 2016 The huge breadth of activities undertaken by PEFC members around the world was clear to see today, as we entered the second day of our annual Members Meeting. From capturing the imagination of children, teenagers and students to forging dynamic new partnerships in person and online, our members...

PEFC Qualified Trainer Program kicks off

PEFC Qualified Trainer Program kicks off

Apr 27 2016 A group of PEFC National members moved a step closer to achieving their “Qualified PEFC Chain of Custody Trainer” status yesterday with the conclusion of the first PEFC NGB Qualified Trainer Program (QTP) session. The PEFC QTP is a program to enable PEFC National members (also known...

Algonquin Park Forest Advisory Group recognized

Algonquin Park Forest Advisory Group recognized

Apr 22 2016 The leadership and personal commitment of the Algonquin Park Forest Advisory Group has been rewarded with the 2016 PEFC Canada Stewardship Award. “The Algonquin Park Forest Certification Advisory Group is one of many dedicated multi-stakeholder public groups in forest communities across...

PEFC Certified

Forests area: 275 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 17,605

(as of March 2016)
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