National members

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

PEFC Spain

The Spanish Forest Certification System was first endorsed in 2002 and has been re-endorsed a further two times. The latest system is currently under assessment.

2013 system documentation

Spanish sustainable forest management standard 91.31 KB
Spanish assessment report 2.78 MB
Spanish full system documentation 1.05 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: 20 February 2013
  • Review date: 14 November 2019*

* The review date is linked to the approval date of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard PEFC ST 1003 (14 November 2018).

2024 system assessment

  • Status: Public consultation closed, assessment ongoing 
  • Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement) 
  • System submitted for assessment: 21 December 2023
  • Webinar: 4 March, 10:00 CET
  • Consultation: 4 March - 3 May 2024
  • Assessor: to be announced
  • Download the documentation

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

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 30 June 2014
  • Re-endorsed: 30 October 2008
  • Endorsed: 21 May 2002
  • Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999

PEFC Spain

History before PEFC

Ana Belén Noriega Bravo - National Secretary

The most representative associations in the Spanish forest sector agreed to join the PEFC initiative in representation of Spain in November 1998, and in May 1999 they formed the “Association for Spanish Forest Certification” (CEF, later to be named PEFC - España). At the PEFC constitution ceremony held in Paris in June 1999, the Association was recognized as the PEFC national member for Spain.

PEFC Spain is currently made up of all those with interests in sustainable forest management, as well as owners and managers of public and private forestlands and state or sectorial association of forest producers, industrialists, traders, consumers, professional colleges and NGOs. Its main objective is the promotion of sustainable management on Spanish forestlands through the implementation of PEFC Forest Certification in Spain.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance? 

PEFC allows us to participate actively in the development of a global project to value forests, their products and the people who work in them. Sharing experiences and knowledge provides us with new ideas and approaches to develop sustainable forest management and certification in our country.

 Besides, PEFC gives our national certification scheme credibility and the guarantees of compliance with international agreements and intergovernmental processes as well globally accepted ISO Guidelines for certification and accreditation. It allows the access of Spanish forest-based products to international markets, creating new opportunities of business to pioneer and innovative companies.


PEFC Spain
Glorieta de Quevedo 8 2º dcha 28015 Madrid

Tel: +34 915 910 088
Fax: +34 915 910 087

The Team

Ana Belén Noriega Bravo
Secretary General

Marta Salvador del Pozo 
Technical Manager

Araceli Muñoz García 
Communication & Marketing

Esperanza Carrillo Galán 

CSR & New Markets

Pablo Narváez Cañedo
CoC & Development

Arantza Pérez Oleaga 

SFM & Standards

Ignacio Castillo 

Administration & Finance

Keep in touch

Subscribe to our newsletter