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Help protect forests and prove it with PEFC

Help protect forests and prove it with PEFC

Feb 19 2019 Consumers and public and private organizations are increasingly requesting forest products from sustainably managed forests. But how can they be sure about the origin of the products they buy? The answer is PEFC Chain of Custody certification. PEFC forest certification demonstrates that forests...

Thai tradition and sustainability play a leading role in María Lafuente’s new collection

Thai tradition and sustainability play a leading role in María Lafuente’s new collection

Feb 13 2019 The Spanish fashion designer María Lafuente presented her new, retro-futuristic collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain. Inspired by Thai nature, culture, textile handicraft and architecture, the collection called ‘Fah-Pratan’ (‘A gift from heaven’) presents a sustainable...

In a forest, we can enjoy and learn to understand nature

In a forest, we can enjoy and learn to understand nature

Feb 08 2019 This February, we hear from Kyoko Harada, the winner of our 2018 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Kyoko explains how forests help her to escape from her daily routine and why she loves to take her family to the forest. How do you feel about forests, both professionally and...

PEFC-certified hardwood first choice for construction expert

PEFC-certified hardwood first choice for construction expert

Jan 31 2019 As Director and co-founder of the Australian design and construction company Cadence and Co, Darren Mills is familiar with advising clients on building materials. For the stables on his own Northern Sydney property, he selected Weathertex’s PEFC-certified Weathergroove timber panels. The stables...

PEFC turns 20!

PEFC turns 20!

Jan 21 2019 2019 is a very special year for the PEFC family as together we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Before the birth of PEFC, forest certification was designed primarily for large-scale forest owners, managing huge areas of land and able to shoulder the burden of certification. But this meant the...

Call for nominations: sustainable forest management and certification body requirements

Call for nominations: sustainable forest management and certification body requirements

Jan 17 2019 PEFC invites stakeholders globally to nominate candidates for the Certification Body Requirements for Chain of Custody Revision Working Group and for our newly established permanent Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. To nominate a candidate to participate in one of these working groups,...

Online Chain of Custody auditor training – register now!

Online Chain of Custody auditor training – register now!

Jan 14 2019 We have updated our training schedule with two options for online update trainings in March, each held on two half days. Experienced auditors that need to attend a PEFC recognized training can sign up for one of those online trainings. One will be held on 6 and 7 March 2019, both days from 13:30...

Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture

Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture

Jan 11 2019 In his recently launched furniture company Oak and Hide, joiner Ben McGreevy re-imagines flat-pack furniture.  Based in Brisbane, Australia, he uses locally sourced Australian Hoop Pine to craft furniture that will be ingeniously flat-packed for delivery but will out-live cheaper flat-packed...

The forest and the mountains are my second home

The forest and the mountains are my second home

Jan 08 2019 In 2018 we held the second ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. We asked photographers and forest lovers from around the world to show us what forests meant to them and received more than 12,000 stunning photos! From those images, we chose our 12 winners. Have a look at them...

European cities choose PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration

European cities choose PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration

Dec 21 2018 Christmas is just around the corner. That means it is once again time for magnificent Christmas trees to light up city centres and spread seasonal splendour. Even better, several European cities have chosen PEFC-certified firs and spruces as their Christmas trees. A traditional gift London...

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Forests area: 309 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of December 2018)
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