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Enhanced social requirements and promoting gender equality - Give your feedback on our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark!

Enhanced social requirements and promoting gender equality - Give your feedback on our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark!

Jun 19 2018 You only have a few days left to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark. Give your feedback now! Deadline is 26 June 2018. This vital document is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the requirements that...

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC – did you take part?

Experience Forests, Experience PEFC – did you take part?

Jun 11 2018 As we celebrated World Environment Day last week, our 2018 PEFC Photo Contest came to close – and we cannot believe how many amazing photos you have submitted! More than 12,000 photos from around the world, celebrating everything that forests provide and stand for, were entered into the...

Connecting certified forests to sustainable construction

Connecting certified forests to sustainable construction

May 31 2018 Using wood in construction is fantastic. It looks good, is easy to work with, is healthy for the people living and working within it and is great for our planet – but only if it comes from a sustainable source. Whatever timber you choose, whether solid wood or engineered wood such as CLT...

We explain the changes to our sustainable forest management benchmark

We explain the changes to our sustainable forest management benchmark

May 29 2018 Do you want to give your feedback as we revise our benchmark for sustainable forest management? But feel like you need more information on how this vital document is changing? Then make sure you register for our upcoming webinars! Taking place 12 and 14 June, these webinars will introduce and...

Without forests, our mother earth could not exist

Without forests, our mother earth could not exist

May 24 2018 Light in the Forest by Fabio Bercorpi is this month’s photo in the spotlight. This beautiful image rewarded Fabio with a runner up position in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Tell us about the photo I took this photo during a misty morning. It...

Austria, Canada, UK and Uruguay achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Austria, Canada, UK and Uruguay achieve PEFC re-endorsement

May 18 2018 The Austrian, Canadian, UK and Uruguayan national forest certification systems have successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Combined, these four systems account for over 40 million hectares of sustainably...

The forest solution: PEFC, fashion and sustainable supply chains

The forest solution: PEFC, fashion and sustainable supply chains

May 14 2018 From the high use of water and pesticides to produce cotton, to the climate impact of manufacturing synthetic fibres, the fashion industry is one of the most resource intensive industries in the world. In response, the fashion industry is increasingly looking to implement sustainability within...

2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

May 09 2018 If you haven’t yet submitted your proposal to the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund make sure you do so soon – the deadline is just two days away on 11 May 2018. We are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification....

Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and agroforestry - Give your feedback now!

Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and agroforestry - Give your feedback now!

May 07 2018 Our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is now up for public consultation, and we are asking you to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve this vital document. Our Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the...

Building with wood: creative, innovation and inspirational

Building with wood: creative, innovation and inspirational

May 04 2018 Soaring roofs, spiraling staircases, beautiful balconies and spectacular walls: wood enables architects globally to embrace their creativity and design astonishingly beautiful buildings! Wood is the perfect material for inspiration and construction. It is strong and flexible, and importantly,...

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

(as of June 2018)
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