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PEFC Annual Review 2012 - Broadening the Base: a Review of PEFC Activities

PEFC Annual Review 2012 - Broadening the Base: a Review of PEFC Activities

2012 was a pivotal year for PEFC. As our previous five-year management period concludes, it is reassuring to see that the organisation has achieved our main goal: the firm establishment, legitimacy and acceptance of PEFC in the sustainable forest management (SFM) arena. But more importantly, the...

Annual Review 2011

Annual Review 2011

"Beyond timber" is the theme of the 2011 Annual Review, reflecting changes that have taken place over the past few years in the forest-based sector, among forest users and uses. It reflects the outlook for forest certification and PEFC. When PEFC began its work over a decade ago, the focus of...

PEFC Asia Promotions Initiative – 2010 in Review

PEFC Asia Promotions Initiative – 2010 in Review

This Annual Review is intended to inform interested stakeholders about the latest achievements and information on PEFC certification in China and Japan. The PEFC Asia Promotions Initiative works to raise awareness and encourage uptake of PEFC certification throughout Asia. Thanks to our offices...

Annual Review 2010

Annual Review 2010

For PEFC, 2010 was in many ways the "Year of Society." PEFC's activities were aimed at ensuring increased attention to social issues and greater inclusion of previously disadvantaged or disenfranchised stakeholders in sustainable forest management. It also saw renewed efforts to readjust the...

Join the World's Largest Forest Certification System

Join the World's Largest Forest Certification System

PEFC Council is a membership-based association. Up until 2009, membership consisted of national forest certification organizations and observers. Starting from 2010, PEFC Council includes International Stakeholder members. International Stakeholder membership is open to entities operating in...

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Annual Review 2009

Annual Review 2009

2009 saw the tenth anniversary of the PEFC Council. Over the past ten years we have seen forest certification grow to cover 8% of the world's forest area and over a quarter of the world's roundwood production. And of that PEFC is responsible for two thirds of the areas and volumes. This is a...

Annual Review 2008

Annual Review 2008

"Change" – this is how 2008 can best be described for PEFC. Following a strategic review in 2007 and a Governance Review completed in mid-2008, PEFC has prepared itself for the opportunities and challenges the coming years will bring. The organization has streamlined its processes and activities...

Annual Review 2007

Annual Review 2007

2007 will be remembered as a turning point for the PEFC. The last 8 years have seen PEFC develop from a small regional scheme into the global leader in certified area and volume. It was fitting therefore that in 2007 the PEFC undertook a major strategic review. This included a location review, a...

Annual Review 2006

Annual Review 2006

Two years ago PEFC had about 50 million hectares, now we are close to the 200 million mark, a fourfold increase. The availability of certified wood has increased exponentially. United Nations statistics show that some 25% of the world's industrial roundwood production is currently certified and...

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Annual Review 2005

Annual Review 2005

2005 has been a very successful year for PEFC forest certification globally. In March, PEFC's endorsed certified forest area topped the 100 million hectares mark and continued to increase to more than 187 million hectares by the end of the year; equivalent to two thirds of the world certified...

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