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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...

Enthusiasm for forests at the heart of Germany’s winning photos!

Enthusiasm for forests at the heart of Germany’s winning photos!

Aug 31 2017 Stately Bavarian beech trees star in the winning photo of PEFC Germany’s ‘Erlebe den Wald. Erlebe PEFC’ photo contest. Andreas Waldmueller’s image ‘Beech trees’ won first prize out of more than 100 photographs entered into the national competition. “I...

Mount Fuji upside-down? And it’s PEFC-certified!

Mount Fuji upside-down? And it’s PEFC-certified!

Aug 29 2017 The final piece of the new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in Japan is soon to be revealed. And the best part? The stunning structure is made from locally sourced wood from PEFC/SGEC-certified forests! Built with local Japanese cypress wood, the striking latticework structure resembles Mount...

Italy embraces PEFC-certified timber for post-earthquake reconstruction

Italy embraces PEFC-certified timber for post-earthquake reconstruction

Aug 24 2017 One year ago, a devastating earthquake hit central Italy. One year later, PEFC-certified wood is helping people to rebuild their homes, and their lives. Throughout the region, locally grown, PEFC-certified wood has helped to get children back into school and bring communities together. It...

Help Make Certification SMART – get involved with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Help Make Certification SMART – get involved with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Aug 21 2017 Participate, partner, promote or pitch a solution: there are many ways you can get involved with the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART. And we are looking forward to hearing from you! Our two-day dialogue (16-17 November 2017; Helsinki, Finland) will explore and discover...

The glory of the Lake District in autumn wins first prize in the UK and Ireland

The glory of the Lake District in autumn wins first prize in the UK and Ireland

Aug 17 2017 The Lake District sets the scene for the winning image of PEFC UK and PEFC Ireland’s ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. “We received over 300 fantastic entries, and it was an extremely difficult task to choose only three winners,” said Alun Watkins,...

Winning photos take you into the heart of India’s forests

Winning photos take you into the heart of India’s forests

Aug 15 2017 Forests in India are a colorful canvas of the ecological conditions, rich biodiversity and lifestyles of the different communities in and around them. “Our ‘Experience Forests, Experience Life’ photo contest opened a platform for photographers to reflect and give shape to these...

Republic of Congo joins PEFC as a national member

Republic of Congo joins PEFC as a national member

Aug 11 2017 “The forests in the Congo Basin are home to more than 10,000 species. They provide food, water and shelter to more than 75 million people, and are of significant economic importance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “With PAFC-Congo becoming a member of PEFC and...

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Forests area: 304 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

(as of September 2017)
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