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PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

Apr 21 2017 As more and more countries join the PEFC family, we need to ensure our endorsement process can handle this growing number of assessments – all while ensuring it loses none of its rigour. Future-proofing our endorsement process is therefore our aim as we revise the document governing this...

PEFC International Board welcomes two new members

PEFC International Board welcomes two new members

Apr 12 2017 “We are delighted to welcome two new members to the PEFC International Board of Directors, representing the retail sector and labour unions,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. Peter Crook, from Kingfisher PLC, is our new brand owner and retailer representative, and...

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

Mar 29 2017 If you haven’t yet submitted your proposal to the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund make sure you do so soon – the deadline is just two days away on 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are all invited to submit proposals for new and innovative projects. Make sure...

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

Mar 27 2017 PEFC invites all interested parties to give their comments on our revised Standard Setting standard - PEFC ST 1001:201X. Give your feedback now! Deadline for comments is 29 May 2017. This standard contains the rules that national standardizing bodies have to follow when they develop and revise...

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

Mar 23 2017 Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, our national member in the country. On 3 March 2017, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek...

Boosting innovation with forests: it’s the International Day of Forests!

Boosting innovation with forests: it’s the International Day of Forests!

Mar 21 2017 As we celebrate the International Day of Forests, Thorsten Arndt, our Head of Communications at PEFC International, is in Brussels to highlight how forests can boost innovation and the bio-economy. “The demand for timber is increasing rapidly, which is great news as wood is a fantastic...

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund deadline approaches – apply now!

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund deadline approaches – apply now!

Mar 15 2017 With the deadline just a few weeks away, we encourage anyone who was not yet applied for the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund to send us their proposals for new and innovative projects. The last day for submitting your proposals is 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are...

Wood pavilion wows the construction crowd in the Netherlands

Wood pavilion wows the construction crowd in the Netherlands

Mar 10 2017 The eye-catching Houtpaviljoen (Wood Pavilion) captivated the crowds earlier this month at the 2017 BouwBeurs construction fair in the Netherlands. The aim of this fantastic installation was to promote the use of wood as a building material. It certainly did, the stand was a clear favorite among...

Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process

Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process

Mar 08 2017 Improving the efficiency and robustness of our endorsement process is a top priority as the revision of our key international standards enters its second year. After all, the PEFC process for the endorsement and mutual recognition of national forest certification system is THE process of our...

PEFC welcomes Double A as International Stakeholder member

PEFC welcomes Double A as International Stakeholder member

Mar 02 2017 Double A, a major pulp and paper producer in Thailand, has been accepted by PEFC as an International Stakeholder member. “It is wonderful to welcome Double A into the PEFC alliance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “Double A are doing fantastic work with...

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