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ASSMANN wins biggest order in their history – thanks to PEFC certification

ASSMANN wins biggest order in their history – thanks to PEFC certification

Nov 28 2018 Right in time for the start of the winter semester, German furniture manufacturer ASSMANN supplied PEFC-certified office furniture for 3000 workspaces at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. The use of certified timber was a requirement for obtaining the large-scale order. An extraordinary...

PEFC: Opening doors for South African smallholders

PEFC: Opening doors for South African smallholders

Nov 22 2018 South Africa has become the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system, which is great news for the country’s many small-forest owners. “We are excited and energized to receive PEFC endorsement of our national system,” said Craig Norris, Chairman of the...

Forests can heal, calm and soothe us

Forests can heal, calm and soothe us

Nov 21 2018 Our November photo takes us into the depths of the Indian forest, onto the tracks of a playing elephant family. Anuradha Marwah, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, tells us more about her photo ‘Tangled Trunks’ and why forests are so important for our...

Give your feedback on the Luxembourg forest certification system

Give your feedback on the Luxembourg forest certification system

Nov 20 2018 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the revised national forest certification system of Luxembourg, following its submission to PEFC for re-endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. PEFC Luxembourg joined the PEFC alliance back in 2002 and...

Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

Nov 16 2018 A family enjoying the benefits that forests provide, a squirrel sniffing a flower, stunning landscapes and forests in the mist… the participants at PEFC Forest Certification Week 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, were in for a treat! The top twelve photos from the second edition our ‘Experience...

Increasing good forest management globally: certification and beyond

Increasing good forest management globally: certification and beyond

Nov 15 2018 “What is the value PEFC as a sustainability organisation can deliver – beyond certification?” asked Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International CEO and Secretary General, during his reflections at the 23rd PEFC General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. “Currently, around 10% of forests are certified...

PEFC Board Elections 2018

PEFC Board Elections 2018

Nov 15 2018 Peter Latham will continue as Chairman of the PEFC International Board for another three years, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Genevieve Chua, a longstanding board member and Trader representative, was elected to Vice Chair, joining Natalie...

A leap forward for sustainable forest management and smallholders

A leap forward for sustainable forest management and smallholders

Nov 14 2018 Today was a future defining day for PEFC, as the PEFC General Assembly voted on the approval of our revised Sustainable Forest Management and Group Forest Management Certification benchmark standards. We are delighted to announce that both standards were approved. Approval by the PEFC General...

PEFC in 2018: Moving forward together

PEFC in 2018: Moving forward together

Nov 13 2018 As the PEFC alliance grows, we continue to work together as a global team, collaborating and supporting each other: moving forward together – and 2018 has been a great example of this. From increasing access to PEFC certification for smallholders through Trees outside Forests, to collaborating...

2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year – we have a winner!!

2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year – we have a winner!!

Nov 12 2018 We are pleased to announce the winner and the 12 finalists of the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award! From International Day of Forests until World Environment Day, we asked photographers to show us what forests mean to them – and received more than 12,000 stunning images from around the...

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Forests area: 307 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of September 2018)
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