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Endorsement for Russian National Forest Certification Scheme Expired

Endorsement for Russian National Forest Certification Scheme Expired

Sep 03 2015 With the expiration of the Russian National Forest Certification Scheme on 31st August 2015, PEFC International advises that all certificates issued against the Russian Scheme are no longer recognized by PEFC. PEFC limits the validity of endorsements of national forest certification systems to...

Join PEFC at the World Forestry Congress 2015!

Join PEFC at the World Forestry Congress 2015!

Sep 02 2015 Visiting the World Forestry Congress next week? Then we want to hear from you! Come and join us at our side events, at the WFC2015 International Exhibition or during the sub-theme dialogues. We will be available for you at Stand D3 in the exhibition hall and invite you to join our Daily Dialogue...

Finland Achieves PEFC Endorsement for a Record Fourth Time

Finland Achieves PEFC Endorsement for a Record Fourth Time

Sep 01 2015 The Finnish Forest Certification Scheme has become the first ever system to achieve PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. This confirms that Finland continues to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensures that Finnish certified forest owners continue to benefit...

Environment an Increasingly Important Factor in Consumers’ Purchasing Decisions, Survey Finds

Environment an Increasingly Important Factor in Consumers’ Purchasing Decisions, Survey Finds

Aug 27 2015 More than 75% of consumers say that environmentally sound packaging has an influence on the beverage brand they buy, according to Tetrapak’s Environment Research 2015 . The global survey of some 6,000 consumers across 12 different countries revealed a growing appetite among consumers for...

India Joins PEFC’s Alliance

India Joins PEFC’s Alliance

Aug 25 2015 India has become the latest country to join PEFC – an addition that sees PEFC reach the 40 National members milestone. With Japan joining in 2014, and China and Indonesia achieving endorsement of their national forest certification systems the same year, the addition of India’s...

PEFC-Certified Wood Helps New Ministry Building Achieve Gold

PEFC-Certified Wood Helps New Ministry Building Achieve Gold

Aug 18 2015 PEFC-certified wood is at the heart of the new Gold-rated Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) building in Berlin, Germany. From wooden doors and furniture fittings, to roofing and wooden windows, wood originating from sustainably managed, PEFC-certified forests can be found...

Helping Procurement Professionals to Make Sustainable Decisions

Helping Procurement Professionals to Make Sustainable Decisions

Aug 13 2015 Informed procurement choices can support sustainable forest management, help protect workers’ health and the rights of those who depend on forests. Increasingly, those involved in public sector and corporate purchasing are setting ambitious targets which aim to eliminate deforestation from...

Forest Certification to Help Ensure the Sustainable Use of Southern Mediterranean Forests

Forest Certification to Help Ensure the Sustainable Use of Southern Mediterranean Forests

Aug 11 2015 Desertification is one of the major environmental problems faced by Maghreb. The sustainable use of forests in these countries would help to mitigate and adapt to this global change. This is why MENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation, gathered together forestry...

PEFC has Positive Impacts on Finnish Forestry, Report Shows

PEFC has Positive Impacts on Finnish Forestry, Report Shows

Aug 06 2015 In Finland, PEFC has now been used for 15 years. A study made by Gaia Consulting highlighted the positive impacts of PEFC certification in Finland. According to the report, PEFC has systematized and improved practices and procedures in the forestry and the whole value chain. In addition it has...

MTCC Celebrates 14 Years of Safeguarding Tropical Forests

MTCC Celebrates 14 Years of Safeguarding Tropical Forests

Aug 04 2015 “We have come a long way since 1999,” said Yong Teng Koon, CEO of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), as the organization celebrated 14 years of promoting tropical timber certification in partnership with its diverse local stakeholders. MTCC is an independent...

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