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The forest is nature’s cathedral…

The forest is nature’s cathedral…

Apr 04 2018 This month we hear from Miroslav Saniga, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest with his fantastic photo Wondering Babies of Boreal Owls. How you feel about forests? Since my earliest childhood, I have been fascinated by nature and especially by...

Affordable and sustainable: prefabricated home wins green award!

Affordable and sustainable: prefabricated home wins green award!

Mar 29 2018 Cross laminated timber, glue laminated timber… engineered wood is making it easier than ever to construct houses quickly, efficiently, at low cost, and most importantly, sustainably! And PEFC-certified material is at the heart of this trend. Importantly, architects that are choosing to...

Greenpeace claims incorrect and outdated, PEFC confirms

Greenpeace claims incorrect and outdated, PEFC confirms

Mar 28 2018 In a statement announcing the termination of its membership with FSC, Greenpeace makes reference to PEFC, claiming that it is a "weaker certification scheme" that "cannot guarantee either legality or minimum responsible forest management practices on the ground". PEFC strongly refutes these...

PEFC International office move!

PEFC International office move!

Mar 27 2018 We are moving office! From 3 April, our new office address will be: PEFC InternationalICC Building CRoute de Pré-Bois 201215 Geneva 15Switzerland And our postal address will be: PEFC InternationalCase postale 18621215 Geneva 15Switzerland However, our phone number will remain the...

After 10 years: goodbye to Kees

After 10 years: goodbye to Kees

Mar 23 2018 It has been ten years since Kees Boon, together with student Johan Vlieger, founded PEFC Netherlands. But the time has come for us to say goodbye to Kees, as he officially retires as Chairman of PEFC Netherlands on 1 April 2018. “Kees has been instrumental in establishing PEFC in the...

International Day of Forests: PEFC and Sustainable Cities

International Day of Forests: PEFC and Sustainable Cities

Mar 21 2018 It’s that time of the year again. The day we all celebrate our forests and the many benefits they bring us. Though of course, for us at PEFC, every day is the International Day of Forests! This year, the International Day of Forests is all about Forests and Sustainable Cities. From storing...

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Mar 21 2018 The 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now open, and we are waiting for your proposals! Make sure you have applied by 11 May 2018. This year, we are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification.   “Following the 2017...

Forests are a fantastic place to inspire photography

Forests are a fantastic place to inspire photography

Mar 16 2018 This month Aleš Krivec, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, explains how a trip to the mountains to photograph daffodils led him to take the stunning ‘In the Fog’. How do you feel about forests? “The forest is where...

New Prize for “Best Use of Certified Timber” at World Architecture Festival – enter now!

New Prize for “Best Use of Certified Timber” at World Architecture Festival – enter now!

Mar 14 2018 Do you use solid wood or take advantage of engineered wood such as CLT or glulam in your construction projects? Have you chosen to specify wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? Then this is your chance to...

Sustainable, forest-based fashion brought to life at the United Nations

Sustainable, forest-based fashion brought to life at the United Nations

Mar 06 2018 Could you ever imagine that your clothes could be from trees? We may not know it, but many of us are already wearing materials that started life in the forest! These forest-based materials are much more environmentally friendly than cotton and other synthetic fibers, requiring less water and...

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Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of December 2017)
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