Caring for our forests globally
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Expanding Knowledge

PEFC is able to draw on a wide network of experts with theoretical and practical knowledge of sustainable forest management and related issues. pro-capacity

Yet, PEFC seeks continually to improve its knowledge base and performance. To this end, PEFC is engaged in a range of activities intended to

  • raise awareness of certification,
  • build capacity to achieve certification,
  • contribute to research and new scientific knowledge,
  • encourage improved cooperation, and
  • enable a better understanding of traditional knowledge and cultural heritage embodied by forests to promote their sustainable management and certification.

Projects & Initatives


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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 255 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 15,804

(as of June 2014)
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PEFC Forest Certification Week 2014

PEFC week 2014

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