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Enjoy the forest with PEFC: Spain announces its winners!

Enjoy the forest with PEFC: Spain announces its winners!

Jul 24 2017 A Portuguese forest, untouched by the recent fires, sets the scene for the winning photo of PEFC Spain’s ‘Disfruta del Bosque con PEFC’ photo contest. Ricardo Ramos’ image ‘Génesis’ won first prize out of more than 400 photographs entered into the...

Great progress with PEFC certification of New Zealand forest practices

Great progress with PEFC certification of New Zealand forest practices

Jul 20 2017 It is time to celebrate in New Zealand as the first forests in the country achieve PEFC certification. Over 400,000 hectares of forest - about 20% of New Zealand’s plantation forest estate - are now PEFC-certified! “It is really encouraging to see forest managers adopting PEFC on such...

Here are the Italian winners of the PEFC photo contest!

Here are the Italian winners of the PEFC photo contest!

Jul 18 2017 “With more than 850 photos entered into our competition, it was hard work for our judges to choose the three winning photos,” said Antonio Brunori, National Secretary of PEFC Italy, as he announced the Italian winners of the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo...

Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Jul 13 2017 “The benefit of PEFC is that we are responsible for the development of our own national forest certification system,” said Antony Stefanov, from the Council for Sustainable Forest Management and Certification in Bulgaria.   “This means we can ensure that our specific needs...

Innovative, exciting and pioneering: the 2017 Collaboration Fund projects announced

Innovative, exciting and pioneering: the 2017 Collaboration Fund projects announced

Jul 11 2017 We are delighted to announce the winning projects of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund, each one poised to have a real impact in helping to safeguard forests around the globe! “We received a fantastic range of projects for this year’s Fund,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and...

PEFC looks into claims against Bricapar

PEFC looks into claims against Bricapar

Jul 11 2017 "I am very concerned about the claims made by Earthsight concerning Bricapar, especially as it would mean that we unwittingly contribute to the exact opposite of what we want to achieve, the sustainable management of the world's forests," said Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General and CEO of PEFC...

Forest in the snow wins Aussie photo contest

Forest in the snow wins Aussie photo contest

Jul 05 2017 “Australia’s certified forests are incredibly diverse, and our winning entry highlights the enjoyment they give to visitors from all walks of life,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian Forestry Standard (AFS), as he announced Robyn MacRae as the Australian winner of the...

A whirlwind trip around Asia for PEFC’s CEO

A whirlwind trip around Asia for PEFC’s CEO

Jul 04 2017 Three weeks, five countries, countless meetings and many air miles! It has been an action packed month for Ben Gunneberg, the CEO of PEFC International. “It has been fantastic to travel around Asia this past month,” said Ben. “From meeting with our members, old and new, to...

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

Jun 26 2017 “Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at...

The future of fashion? Our forests!

The future of fashion? Our forests!

Jun 23 2017 Cotton, silk, leather... it is time to move on from these old-fashioned materials, to something better! This evening in Perugia, in the heart of Italy, young designers will be revealing their ideas of our clothing future, and their inspiration? Forests! Our forests have so much to offer us. Yarns...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 303 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

(as of June 2017)
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