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Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Oct 26 2017 Technology has the ability to move boundaries and change how certification operates. Helping us to kick-start the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will be Sarah Crow from the American Forest Foundation, as she showcases the innovative ‘Forests in Focus’. To find out more, make sure you...

Looking into our (wooden) housing future at Helsinki Design Week

Looking into our (wooden) housing future at Helsinki Design Week

Oct 25 2017 Can you build a house overnight? Can it be beautiful, stylish and sustainable? The answer is yes – as the thousands of visitors to Helsinki Design Week can testify! For the fourth edition of PEFC Wood Works, PEFC Finland teamed up with architect and environmental artist Marco Casagrande to...

Public consultation for new Indonesian community forest requirements

Public consultation for new Indonesian community forest requirements

Oct 18 2017 Community forests play an important role within Indonesia. Covering just 2.3 million hectares, these forests support the livelihoods of more than 3.4 million households. The Indonesian national forest certification system achieved PEFC endorsement in 2014, and since then, more than 3 million...

France and PEFC: Strong commitment to advance certification

France and PEFC: Strong commitment to advance certification

Oct 10 2017 “I would first like to thank Stéphane Marchesi, who, after 16 years of leading PEFC France, has decided it is time to move on,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following two days in Paris. “In these last few days I have met with senators, civil society...

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

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

Oct 06 2017 Log 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...

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC

Sep 19 2017 How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? This was the call earlier in the year to photographers around the world. And they answered, in their thousands! National contests spanning the world… For the first time ever, our...

Orangutan takes first place in Indonesian photo contest

Orangutan takes first place in Indonesian photo contest

Sep 14 2017 Indonesia’s forests are diverse and beautiful, with their own distinctive features and charms. Photographers from across the country highlighted these stunning forests through the photo contest ‘Explore Indonesia Forest with IFCC’. “We received more than 200 photos within...

Join the World's Largest Forest Certification System

Join the World's Largest Forest Certification System

Sep 12 2017 Demonstrate your commitment and activate your support to forests and PEFC by becoming an International Stakeholder member. Want to know more? Then check out our new brochure! Companies, organizations and associations with principles and objectives supportive to PEFC’s are encouraged to...

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Spiraling, stunning and sustainable! The new staircase in The Hague City Hall

Spiraling, stunning and sustainable! The new staircase in The Hague City Hall

Sep 06 2017 A beautiful staircase, spiraling out into the air, is the showpiece of the recently renovated Council Chamber of the City Hall in The Hague, Netherlands. Made from PEFC-certified wood, this icon has sustainability at its heart. Adorning the atrium of the City Hall, it is the result of digital...

The European Forestry House celebrates 10 years of existence

The European Forestry House celebrates 10 years of existence

Sep 05 2017 A decade after a branch-cutting inauguration ceremony, the pioneers of the European Forestry House, Natalie Hufnagl-Jovy, Birt Schmetjen and Erik Kosenkranius, returned to remind everyone of the reasons that led to its founding: the need to establish a clear, consolidated voice in Brussels...