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PEFC Chain of Custody Standard – an update on the revision process

PEFC Chain of Custody Standard – an update on the revision process

Oct 30 2018 With over 20,000 PEFC Chain of Custody certified companies worldwide, our Chain of Custody standard – in addition to delivering PEFC-certified products to the marketplace - has a tremendous impact on internal management processes of numerous businesses along the timber value chain. This means we...

PEFC Chairman Peter Latham wins Lifetime Achievement Award

PEFC Chairman Peter Latham wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Oct 25 2018 “We are absolutely delighted that our Chairman, Peter Latham, has been honoured with the TTJ Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International CEO. “Peter has dedicated his working life to the timber industry, and now as Chairman of PEFC, he is leading our organization forward...

Implement Today for a Sustainable, Healthier Tomorrow – join us at the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit

Implement Today for a Sustainable, Healthier Tomorrow – join us at the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit

Oct 22 2018 Sustainable forestry and its role in the consumer goods industry is on the agenda for the Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit, taking place 25-26 October in Lisbon, Portugal. Zero-net deforestation is a key objective of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and many of its member companies....

Demonstrating the legality and sustainability of tropical hardwood is a must

Demonstrating the legality and sustainability of tropical hardwood is a must

Oct 18 2018 “We are entering a new age for timber, a new industrial revolution for timber,” said Peter Latham, Chairman of PEFC international, speaking today at the first Malaysian Timber Conference. “This isn’t just a climate-positive story of using a renewable crop, a crop that can still lock in the carbon...

The triple win of Trees outside Forests

The triple win of Trees outside Forests

Oct 16 2018 “Certifying Trees outside Forests creates a win-win-win situation,” said Thorsten Arndt, Head of Communications at PEFC International, during the International Softwood Conference 2018* in Riga, Latvia, last week. “We can positively impact the lives of small famers and improve the management of...

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize IV

Discover the finalists for the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize IV

Oct 15 2018 We proudly present the last two shortlisted projects for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize supported by PEFC: a hotel that revived a historic mountain village in Italy, and a visitor centre in China, that takes its guests back in time. Zallinger Chalets – noa*...

In the forest, I become part of nature

In the forest, I become part of nature

Oct 12 2018 This October, we hear from Špela Kurnik, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Špela explains the mysterious power of nature in autumn and shares what she felt when taking her breath-taking photo ‘Panorama’. How do you feel about forests? I am a great fan...

Head Above Water: PEFC-certified timber helps to challenge mental health stigma

Head Above Water: PEFC-certified timber helps to challenge mental health stigma

Oct 10 2018 Visitors to London’s South Bank last month saw a dramatic change to the city’s skyline, all in support of the UK mental health and the anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change. As part of the annual London Design Festival, and designjunction, Head Above Water was a breath-taking, 9 metre high...

For wealth to be sustainable, smallholders must be part of it, FAO & PEFC agree

For wealth to be sustainable, smallholders must be part of it, FAO & PEFC agree

Oct 08 2018 “No economic growth is good for a country if it stays in the hands of the few. The same applies for forestry,” said Tiina Huvio, Chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Steering Committee, and Programme Director for the Finnish Agri-agency for Food...

Unity in diversity in Japan’s new National Olympic Stadium

Unity in diversity in Japan’s new National Olympic Stadium

Oct 05 2018 How can all of Japan’s 47 prefectures be united in a New National Olympic Stadium? Through timber from PEFC-certified forests! Japan’s new National Stadium will be completed in 2019 and will serve as the main venue for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Inspired by the wooden...