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Sustainability, solidarity and gender equality on the catwalk

Sustainability, solidarity and gender equality on the catwalk

Feb 27 2018 Fantastic and sustainable creations by renowned Spanish designer, María Lafuente, marked the close of Madrid Fashion Week 2018. And what’s even better, the starting place for much of the clothing was the forest! This is the second time that PEFC Spain has collaborated with...

Forests take us by wings of fancy: they have no barriers

Forests take us by wings of fancy: they have no barriers

Feb 22 2018 This month we hear from Somenath Mukhopadhyay, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest with his fantastic photo Woodsy Fancy. How do you feel about forests? “I am a teacher by profession, in a higher secondary school in India, and I am...

Communicating benefits of forest products key to unlocking potential contribution to SDGs

Communicating benefits of forest products key to unlocking potential contribution to SDGs

Feb 20 2018 The environmental rationale for protecting forests is well known. Lesser known, but equally significant, is the role of forest products. Forest products are key to a green economy, an economy that relies on sustainable materials with a minimal environmental footprint. This is the spirit of the...

PEFC announces upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training

PEFC announces upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training

Feb 15 2018 The PEFC Chain of Custody training schedule is now available, offering a range of options to suit various needs and time zones. Upcoming online individual auditor training Date Register Registration closes Details 11 - 12 April 2018Morning...

Forests are under threat – use them or lose them!

Forests are under threat – use them or lose them!

Feb 09 2018 Forests are vital to our way of life, but they are under threat. Converted to agricultural land, cattle ranches and palm and soy plantations – but what is the solution? At PEFC, we believe we need to use our forests, but to use them responsibly. How can you help? Buy PEFC-certified...

Double certification continues to grow, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Double certification continues to grow, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Feb 07 2018 There has been a further increase in in double certified forest area in absolute terms, according to the most recent data released by PEFC and FSC, the two global forest certification systems. While the total global certified area grew between December 2016 and June 2017 by 3.7 million hectares,...

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There is still time to give your feedback on PEFC Group Certification!

There is still time to give your feedback on PEFC Group Certification!

Feb 02 2018 With the deadline of 18 February fast approaching, make sure you do not miss your opportunity to give your feedback on our revised Group Certification standard. Take part in the public consultation! Need to know more about the revised standard before you give your feedback? Then make sure you...

India launches its national forest certification system!

India launches its national forest certification system!

Jan 31 2018 Regional workshops, extensive stakeholder engagement in the field and a countrywide public consultation... just some of the work undertaken by the multi-stakeholder group responsible for developing the national forest certification system of India. “Given the size of India and the diversity...

Responsible Wood Chairman recognized in the Australia Day Honours

Responsible Wood Chairman recognized in the Australia Day Honours

Jan 29 2018 Dr. Hans Drielsma, a respected forester and Chairman of our Australian national member, Responsible Wood, has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List. Dr. Drielsma, who served on the PEFC International Board of Directors from 2006 to 2015, played a leading...

Olam International and Mondi join PEFC as International Stakeholder members

Olam International and Mondi join PEFC as International Stakeholder members

Jan 25 2018 “We are delighted to welcome Olam International and Mondi Group as International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following the acceptance of the two new members. “By becoming members, these organizations help and support us in our vital work...

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Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of December 2017)
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