New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA)
History before PEFC
With 9.5 million hectares of forest – 7.8 million hectares natural and 1.7 million hectares plantation – more than one third of New Zealand is covered in forest. Forestry plays an important role within the country, with forests making up 3% of New Zealand’s GDP and about 17,000 employees and their families dependent on this sector.
New Zealand system information
To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.
- National approval date: 7 May 2014
- Review date: 7 May 2019
- Joined PEFC: 07 January 2015
- Endorsed: 03 December 2015