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PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue exploring SMART solutions in forest certification: Chain of Custody in the spotlight

Oct 06 2017

01 PEFC Week 2017 logo horizontal RGBLog tracking, dynamic data transfer, blockchain… what are the ‘must have’ technologies that can help us to strengthen trust and traceability throughout supply chains?

What technologies are showing promise for transferring complex information in a useable and credible form? How can technology help certification to deliver more value to companies and customers? Where are technologies showing promise to supporting auditors to verify compliance?

Join us in Helsinki for the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to share experiences and find solutions to these pressing questions.

Technology and Chain of Custody

Technology compliments nearly all aspects of Chain of Custody management. New and emerging hardware, software, services and tools are enhancing the robustness of certification and accelerating the flow of information through supply chains.

In this session, we will feature some of the latest and greatest technological developments from certified forestry supply chains. Together, we hope to inspire and re-imagine how the information flow and product assurances of certified products can continue to evolve in the future.

See what else you can expect from the Stakeholder Dialogue.

Sneak peek! Mobile app for smallholders

For many SMEs, documenting, storing and sharing production information up the value chain can be a challenge.

With their Woodpecker app, KIAG are hoping to address this, providing smallholders with a low cost and easy to use tool to improve the transparency of their wood harvest and delivery information and ensure their inclusion in sustainable supply chains.

tree circle image large“The PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is a great opportunity for us to share our new tool for smallholders that we have been developing and pilot testing with PEFC in south-east Asia,” said Harald Puhl, KIAG.

"But we are also looking forward to the chance to learn what other technologies are out there and challenge ourselves to go further."

Join us in Helsinki to find out more!

SMART Solutions

Chain of Custody not your focus? From leveraging society for sustainable forestry to activating efficient sustainable forest management, there is plenty to interest everyone at this year’s PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue.

To access further information, including updates to the agenda, please refer regularly to the event website.

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

(as of September 2017)
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