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Chain of Custody auditor training in Bulgaria and online – register now!

Chain of Custody auditor training in Bulgaria and online – register now!

Nov 08 2018 We have updated our training schedule with two options for training in the near future, one face-to-face initial training and an online update training for more experienced auditors. Initial training in Bulgaria Auditors from Bulgaria and surrounding countries are invited to join our PEFC Chain...

Smallholders key to sustainable production and consumption

Smallholders key to sustainable production and consumption

Nov 07 2018 “Smallholders are vital to the concept of meaningful sustainable commodity production. They are not only significant producers of wood-based and agricultural products, but they rely on forest and farm land for their livelihoods,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, speaking yesterday at...

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest management and forest certification for Vietnam

Prime Minister approves sustainable forest management and forest certification for Vietnam

Nov 06 2018 PEFC certification in Vietnam takes a big step forward with the decision from the Prime Minister’s Office to approve the project on sustainable forest management and forest certification by establishing the national forest certification system, in line with PEFC international requirements. This...

IT solutions for sustainable forest management in Southeast Asia

IT solutions for sustainable forest management in Southeast Asia

Nov 05 2018 Are you a stakeholder contributing to sustainable forest management in Southeast Asia? Join us at a special event in Singapore, 29 November, as we bring together two case studies to get regional actors collaborating. In a call for action, we will discuss new and emerging technologies to be...

PAFC Gabon poised to contribute to Gabon’s commitment to sustainable forestry

PAFC Gabon poised to contribute to Gabon’s commitment to sustainable forestry

Nov 01 2018 “We are ready and prepared to assist our country in achieving its objective to become the world leader in certified tropical timber,” said Rose Ondo, President of PAFC Gabon. "We share this ambition, which will increase the competitiveness of Gabonese forest products while at the same time...

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: one month left to wait!

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: one month left to wait!

Oct 31 2018 Excitement is growing as the annual World Architecture Festival approaches and one of the nine shortlisted projects will be awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – supported by PEFC. Every shortlisted architect will present their entry to an international judging panel. One of the...

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...

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