National members

SGEC/PEFC Japan

History before PEFC

  • 2002: Proposal of a forest certification scheme suitable for forests in Japan by the Committee for the Establishment of SGEC Forest Certification.
  • 2003: The "SGEC Forest Certification Scheme" was established.
  • 2011: Reform of SGEC including i) Registration as a corporate body, ii) Revision of standards, iii) Adoption of third party certification was implemented.
  • 2014: SGEC became a member of PEFC.
  • 2016: SGEC was endorsed by PEFC.

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

  • Reliability of the consumers to SGEC will increase by participating in the PEFC member countries.
  • Broader expansion of the CoC certification network by connecting SGEC’s and PEFC’s CoC
    certificates.
  • The PEFC label is beneficial to the exporters of domestic timber with the label of PEFC.
  • Integration of experience and information between SGEC and PEFC will be valuable.

Japanese system information

Japanese assessment report 1.72 MB
Japanese sustainable forest management standard 534.14 KB
Japanese full system documentation 2.47 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: 25 March 2015
  • Review date: 25 March 2020

System history

  • Joined PEFC: 29 July 2014
  • Endorsed: 3 June 2016

Contact

SGEC/PEFC Japan
2-4-3 Nagata-cho
100-0014 Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
Japan

Tel.: +81-3-6273-3358
info@sgec-pefcj.jp 

www.sgec-eco.org 

The Team

Mr. Kiyoo Nakagawa
National Secretary

Mr. Tatsuya Kajiya
Director/Senior Officer

Mr. Motoji Takeda
Chief, General Affairs Division

Mr. Seiichi Mishima
Chief, Planning & Coordination Division

Mr. Muneo Segawa
Chief, Certification Division

Ms. Makiko Horio
Chief, International Relations Division

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