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Sustainable Forestry Initiative Brings Teams from Across North America to Break a World Record for a Cause

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Brings Teams from Across North America to Break a World Record for a Cause

May 28 2015 People of all ages and backgrounds from across the U.S. and Canada came together Wednesday 20 May to break the Guinness World Record for the most trees planted in one hour by small teams. Organized by PEFC’s North American member, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), more than...

New WWF Study Highlights Strength of PEFC in Sustainable Forest Management

New WWF Study Highlights Strength of PEFC in Sustainable Forest Management

May 26 2015 A new report released by WWF last week clearly shows that PEFC forest management requirements are to a large extent aligned with WWF’s own vision and objectives, demonstrated by PEFC meeting more than two-thirds of the WWF CAT indicators. The WWF Certification Assessment Tool (CAT) is a...

Packaging Matters! MWV Releases Study Results

Packaging Matters! MWV Releases Study Results

May 21 2015 Packaging continues to hold significant importance for global consumer satisfaction, with a strong link to purchase intent and brand loyalty. This is one of the key findings from the recently released ‘Packaging Matters’ study by MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV), a PEFC International...

PEFC Annual Review 2014 - Towards the Tipping Point

PEFC Annual Review 2014 - Towards the Tipping Point

May 19 2015 'Towards the tipping point' describes our work and the progress we achieved in many different ways in 2014. "An important indicator as to how far we’ve come in promoting sustainable forest management was the outcome of the first PEFC/GfK Global Consumer Survey, revealing the vast extent to...

Dr. Hans Drielsma Awarded Norman W. Jolly Medal

Dr. Hans Drielsma Awarded Norman W. Jolly Medal

May 18 2015 PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, congratulates Dr. Hans Drielsma who was awarded the Norman W. Jolly Medal at the 8th Joint Conference of The Institute of Foresters of Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Forestry recently held in Creswick, Victoria. The...

PEFC Training Further Strengthens Assessment Process

PEFC Training Further Strengthens Assessment Process

May 15 2015 The assessment process of national forest certification systems was the key focus of the PEFC Registered Assessors training conducted earlier this year in February. Held for the first time as an intensive three day training session at the PEFC International office in Geneva, Switzerland, the new...

Japanese Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

Japanese Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

May 12 2015 Japan’s Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) has applied for the endorsement and mutual recognition of the Japanese Forest Certification System by PEFC. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by...

PEFC-Certified Graphic Products Online

PEFC-Certified Graphic Products Online

May 11 2015 Buying PEFC-certified graphic products has never been easier, thanks to the launch of PrintNetF3 - a brand new sales and online printing platform from Portugal. This new platform, created by the Fernandes & Terceiro printing company, was launched earlier this year in January for the online...

Belarusian Forest Certification System Open for Public Consultation

Belarusian Forest Certification System Open for Public Consultation

May 07 2015 The Belarusian Forest Certification System is the latest system to seek PEFC re-endorsement for the first time and stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 6 July 2015. The Republican Association of Forest...

PEFC Denmark Welcomes New Executive General

PEFC Denmark Welcomes New Executive General

May 05 2015 Morten Thorøe has become the new Executive Secretary and public face of PEFC Denmark, as of April 2015. With extensive experience in both Danish and international forestry, Mr. Thorøe has held a number of positions within this field since he graduated in forestry from Copenhagen...

 

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