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Endorsed National Forest Certification Systems

PEFC-endorsed national forest certification system seeking to obtain international endorsement by PEFC have been independently assessed and found to be in compliance with PEFC’s Sustainability Benchmark. All documentation related to the assessment, including the evaluation report, input received during the global  public consultation, and comments by the Panel of Expert are publicly available.

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Endorsement Dates

    • Joined PEFC: 26 January 2001
    • First endorsement: 22 March 2005
    • First re-endorsement: 29 June 2011
    • Current endorsement valid until: 29 December 2017
    • Second re-endorsement: Process ongoing

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        PEFC Certified

        Forests area: 304 million ha
        Forest owners: > 750,000
        Companies (CoC): > 19,800

        (as of September 2017)
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