National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA)

The New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme was endorsed in 2015. The latest system, the Responsible Wood Forest Certification System, is currently under assessment.

2014 system documentation

New Zealand sustainable forest management standard 2.37 MB
New Zealand full system documentation 13.99 MB

Endorsement milestones

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

2021/2022 system assessment

  • Status: Public consultation finished, assessment ongoing
  • Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement)
  • Assessment Report
  • Download the system documentation
  • System submitted for assessment: 4 January 2022
  • Consultation: 28 February - 28 April 2022
  • Assessor: to be announced

Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this national system.

System history

  • Joined PEFC: 07 January 2015
  • Endorsed: 03 December 2015

New Zealand Forest Certification Association

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 Forest Certification Association (NZFCA)
c/- PO Box 10937
6143 Wellington
New Zealand    

+64 4 476 6163

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