Discover PEFC

Discover PEFC

PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

What is PEFC?

We work throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that forest-based products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.

Facts and figures

With over 300 million hectares of PEFC-certified forest, we are the largest forest certification system in the world. To this must be added more than 20,000 companies that have obtained PEFC Chain of Custody certification, demonstrating their commitment to responsible sourcing of certified products.

Our PEFC members

Our PEFC members

PEFC is an alliance of national forest certification systems, NGOs, associations, companies and individuals, working together towards our vision of a world that values the contribution of sustainable forests to our planet and our lives.

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Governance

Governance

Our governance is bottom up, which means our members make the key decisions through a balanced voting system. This enables us to build on our national members’ local expertise, complemented by the experiences of internationally active organizations.

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