History before PEFC
PEFC Germany was founded in 1999 as a registered association. The aim of PEFC Germany is to improve forest management within Germany and act as a marketing tool for wooden products. PEFC Germany is one of the founding members of the PEFC Council International.
What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?
Being part of the global PEFC alliance, we are able to implement our common vision "A world in which forests are managed sustainably".
German 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: 26 November 2014
- Review date: 26 November 2019*
- Re-endorsed: 3 June 2016
- Re-endorsed: 5 November 2010
- Re-endorsed: 6 December 2005
- Endorsed: 27 July 2000
- Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999