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UDT investigates complaint against RDLP Bialystok

UDT investigates complaint against RDLP Bialystok

Dec 08 2017 UDT has requested RDLP Bialystok to respond to the complaint filed by PEFC International by this Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:00, and reserves the right to suspend the certificate. UDT will also undertake an immediate audit as part of the investigation. PEFC International filed a complaint...

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Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Dec 07 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the South African national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is one of our newest...

New Board members elected at PEFC’s 22nd General Assembly

New Board members elected at PEFC’s 22nd General Assembly

Dec 05 2017 Representatives from nature conservation, tropical forestry and the forest industry have all be elected onto the PEFC International Board, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in the Helsinki, Finland. Alongside two returning Board members, Riikka Joukio (forest industry and...

PEFC files complaint against certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok

PEFC files complaint against certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok

Dec 01 2017 PEFC notes with concern that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) expresses its doubts concerning the compliance with the Interim Measures, lodged by the ECJ on 20 July 2017 (case C-441/17) as outlined in article 109 of the Provision of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 20 November 2017: “In this...

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Indonesia and Japan take the spotlight at PEFC General Assembly award ceremony

Indonesia and Japan take the spotlight at PEFC General Assembly award ceremony

Dec 01 2017 With an increase of almost two million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in Indonesia over the past year, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) took top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification Week award ceremony. “Without the tremendous support from...

PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for Purposeful Innovation

PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for Purposeful Innovation

Nov 29 2017 “Once technologies have been incorporated adeptly into certification systems, we'll begin to see a shift to where certification systems are data brokers for social and environmental performance,” highlighted Wiebke Herding, ON:Subject, during her keynote presentation to the PEFC...

Three organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

Three organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

Nov 27 2017 “We are delighted to welcome ARAUCO, European Panel Federation (EPF) and European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL (EPIS) as International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, following the acceptance of the three new members during the PEFC General Assembly in Helsinki,...

Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

Nov 23 2017 A winter’s day in the forest, young elephants playing, stunning landscapes… the participants at PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, were in for a treat! The top twelve photos from our ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest were all on...

PEFC Week: Chairman’s reflections from the week

PEFC Week: Chairman’s reflections from the week

Nov 21 2017 As the 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week ended, Peter Latham, Chairman of the PEFC International Board, looked back at some of the key highlights and outcomes from the week. “We have just come to the end of our PEFC Week. During this, we have been discussing how we can communicate the...

“Together, interdependently, we will make the difference”

“Together, interdependently, we will make the difference”

Nov 17 2017 “We need a paradigm shift in how society perceives the whole forest/tree value chain,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the 22nd PEFC General Assembly, in Helsinki, Finland. “Society is at a crossroads and the strategic direction we choose will provide...

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