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Interactive Forest Certification Database Launched on Web

Feb 08 2002 PEFC Council - the leading umbrella for independent forest certification schemes today launched its interactive forest certification database on the Web. This new resource will provide customers and specifiers of wood based products from certified forests, the opportunity of having valuable...

Public Encouraged to Comment on UK and Spanish Forest Certification Schemes

Public Encouraged to Comment on UK and Spanish Forest Certification Schemes

Oct 16 2001 Both the UK Certification Scheme for Sustainable Forest Management and the Spanish Certification System for Sustainable Forest Management have applied to undergo conformity assessment by the PEFC Council and independent consultants have just been appointed to undertake this work. This now means...

Swiss Quality Endorsed by PEFC - The World's Leading Forest Certification Scheme

Oct 16 2001 Swiss Q Label, the Swiss national forest certification scheme has just become the latest independent forest certification scheme to be endorsed by the PEFC Council - the world's leading forest certification scheme - following a rigorous assessment process. This brings to nine the number of...

The World's Biggest Just Got Bigger!

Aug 02 2001 PEFC, the international scheme promoting sustainable management of forests through credible independent third party certification, has just become bigger. Two more schemes, namely those from France and Latvia have just completed the thorough assessment procedure to become endorsed by the PEFC...

Swiss and Belgium Forest Certification Scheme Public Consultation

Jun 12 2001 Two national independent forest certification schemes have been submitted to the Pan European Forest Certification Council (PEFC) for assessment against its strict requirements for credible forest certification schemes. Both schemes have been developed using as their basis the elements prescribed...

Behind the Logo? Our Forests Deserve Better!

May 22 2001 The report, "Behind the logo," by an ENGO umbrella organization is one more in a series of biased propaganda aimed at trying to discredit genuine attempts by all other stakeholders in society to promote sustainable forest management through a range of credible forest certification schemes. The...

PEFC Position Statement on Recent WWF Press Release on Austrian Forest Certification Scheme

PEFC Position Statement on Recent WWF Press Release on Austrian Forest Certification Scheme

May 08 2001 Constructive criticism aimed at improving a scheme is always welcome.Although the legal opinion sought may, possibly, fall into this category, the inaccurate, sensationalist press release and associated discredited secondary report do not. PEFC requires adherence to national law and therefore...

Initial PEFC Comments on the WWF Press Release of 2nd April 2001

Initial PEFC Comments on the WWF Press Release of 2nd April 2001

Apr 02 2001 PEFC always welcomes constructive criticism and has a proven track record of acting quickly and positively on it. For example the inclusion of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions as requested and advised by the International Federation of Building and Woodworkers. We are...

Latvian Forest Certification Scheme Undergoes Rigorous Examinations

Mar 29 2001 The Latvian Forest Certification scheme, a national independent scheme developed by a broad range of stakeholders in Latvia, is about to undergo a rigorous testing and public consultation process to ensure that meets the requirements of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification...

Public Consultation on Independent Czech and French Forest Certification Schemes Assessment Starts

Feb 16 2001 Two national forest certification schemes, namely those of the Czech Republic and France will be independently assessed against the requirements of the Pan European Forest Certification Council (PEFC). The schemes, developed by a wide range of stakeholders to help promote sustainable forest...