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Delivering Impacts in the Forest and Beyond

Delivering Impacts in the Forest and Beyond

In addition to offering a forest certification system, an important part of PEFC’s work is delivered through projects and initiatives. Working in close cooperation with partners around the world, we use projects to build capacity, improve market conditions for certified products and develop...

Asian Timber – Certified: Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods

Asian Timber – Certified: Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods

Welcome to our special supplement on forest certification in Asia, authored by us (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification - PEFC) in collaboration with Asian Timber magazine. The importance of forests resonated with world leaders at several negotiations throughout 2015. But...

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Group Certification: an Important Instrument in the Climate Change Mitigation Toolbox

Group Certification: an Important Instrument in the Climate Change Mitigation Toolbox

The Expanding Group Certification Globally project seeks to encourage and facilitate uptake of Group Certification among small forest owners and managers throughout the world. In particular, it seeks to promote certification in those areas where it is less widespread, but where sustainable...

PEFC une nouvelle approche pour la certification forestière

PEFC une nouvelle approche pour la certification forestière

This French-language brochure discusses PEFC's activities in Cameroon, the Congo Basin, and how forest certification is now available in Gabon thanks to PAFC Gabon.

Developing a National Forest Certification System: Your Toolkit

Developing a National Forest Certification System: Your Toolkit

Designed to address the needs of organizations currently leading standard setting processes, the Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to developing a national forest certification system aligned with PEFC’s globally recognized sustainability benchmark requirements. It gives hands-on advice...

Desarrollando un Sistema Nacional de Certificación Forestal: Tu Guía

Desarrollando un Sistema Nacional de Certificación Forestal: Tu Guía

Esta Guía ha sido diseñada para atender las necesidades de las organizaciones que en la actualidad están en proceso de establecimiento de estándares, y proporciona las orientaciones necesarias para el desarrollo de un sistema nacional de certificación forestal...

Développer un système national de certification forestière: votre Boîte à Outils

Développer un système national de certification forestière: votre Boîte à Outils

Conçu pour répondre aux besoins des organisations menant le processus de développement d’un système national de certification forestière, la Boîte à Outils fournit un guide pratique pour le développement d’un système...

Asian Timber – Certified: Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia

Asian Timber – Certified: Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia

In recognition of the critical role of forests in Asia, the region has been a key focus of PEFC activities over the past years. In celebration of the International Day of Forests, PEFC released “Asian Timber – Certified: Advancing Sustainable Trade in Asia” as part of an ongoing collaboration...

PEFC Asia Promotions Initiative Factsheet

PEFC Asia Promotions Initiative Factsheet

The Asia Promotions Initiative works to raise awareness, build capacity and encourage the uptake of certification throughout Asia. In order to improve the environmental sustainability of international forest products and related trade, it is vital to build supply chain capacity throughout the...

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Enabling Sustainability in Forest Management - Introducing PEFC’s Unique Approach to Forest Certification

Enabling Sustainability in Forest Management - Introducing PEFC’s Unique Approach to Forest Certification

Forest certification is at the core of our work, as we promote and enable sustainable forest management around the world. We recognize that while the concept of sustainable forest management is global in nature, its implementation is local. This is why we work with local organizations and people...

PEFC Certified

Forests area: 300 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,700

(as of September 2016)
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