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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...

PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

Nov 16 2017 The mid point of PEFC Forest Certification Week marked the 22nd PEFC General Assembly. Among the many outcomes from the day was the appointment of new Board members, the approval of new PEFC International Stakeholder members and the approval of our first standard from the ongoing standards...

PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

Nov 16 2017 The next generation of PEFC members embraced the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and get valuable information as they move along the road towards PEFC endorsement. Monday morning of PEFC Forest Certification Week, taking place in Helsinki, Finland, was dedicated to...

Finnish Minister highlights value of PEFC

Finnish Minister highlights value of PEFC

Nov 16 2017 "It is a great honour to have the PEFC General Assembly here in Finland," said Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, welcoming more than 150 participants, including PEFC members, potential members and invited guests, from around the world, to Helsinki. "Securing and...