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PEFC looks into claims against Bricapar

PEFC looks into claims against Bricapar

Jul 11 2017 "I am very concerned about the claims made by Earthsight concerning Bricapar, especially as it would mean that we unwittingly contribute to the exact opposite of what we want to achieve, the sustainable management of the world's forests," said Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General and CEO of PEFC...

Forest in the snow wins Aussie photo contest

Forest in the snow wins Aussie photo contest

Jul 05 2017 “Australia’s certified forests are incredibly diverse, and our winning entry highlights the enjoyment they give to visitors from all walks of life,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian Forestry Standard (AFS), as he announced Robyn MacRae as the Australian winner of the...

A whirlwind trip around Asia for PEFC’s CEO

A whirlwind trip around Asia for PEFC’s CEO

Jul 04 2017 Three weeks, five countries, countless meetings and many air miles! It has been an action packed month for Ben Gunneberg, the CEO of PEFC International. “It has been fantastic to travel around Asia this past month,” said Ben. “From meeting with our members, old and new, to...

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

Jun 26 2017 “Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at...

The future of fashion? Our forests!

The future of fashion? Our forests!

Jun 23 2017 Cotton, silk, leather... it is time to move on from these old-fashioned materials, to something better! This evening in Perugia, in the heart of Italy, young designers will be revealing their ideas of our clothing future, and their inspiration? Forests! Our forests have so much to offer us. Yarns...

Give your feedback on the Austrian and Romanian forest certification systems

Give your feedback on the Austrian and Romanian forest certification systems

Jun 20 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Austrian and Romanian national forest certification systems, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. PEFC Romania is one of our newest national members, joining...

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jun 14 2017 PEFC France, PEFC Italy and PEFC Sweden have all successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems. This endorsement not only confirms that they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified forest owners...

Double certification on the rise, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Double certification on the rise, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Jun 12 2017 PEFC and FSC have agreed to jointly collect and publish data on double certification, starting from 2016 onwards. More than 69 million hectares (or 16%) of all certified forests globally are double certified to both PEFC and FSC. This is an increase of 30 million hectares compared to data...

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Jun 08 2017 We are delighted to announce that Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna,...

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

Jun 01 2017 We are delighted to welcome South Africa as our latest PEFC national member, becoming our fourth member in Africa, alongside Cameroon, Gabon and Ghana. “Becoming a PEFC national member is an important step towards the endorsement of our country’s national forest certification...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 304 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

(as of September 2017)
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