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Strengthening PEFC and our network – now and for the future… the 2017 PEFC Members Meeting

Strengthening PEFC and our network – now and for the future… the 2017 PEFC Members Meeting

May 04 2017 A range of training activities, dialogues concerning the ongoing standards revision process, and the development of our next strategy were at the top of the agenda as our members headed to Geneva for the annual PEFC Members Meeting last week. The PEFC Members Meeting is the chance for the whole...

Ireland’s first sawmill achieves PEFC Chain of Custody certification

Ireland’s first sawmill achieves PEFC Chain of Custody certification

May 02 2017 “Achieving PEFC certification further enforces our commitment to sustainable forestry and provides our customers with a complete range of fully certified timber products,” said Daryl Fahy, Managing Director of Earrai Coillte Chonnacht Teoranta (ECC), the first sawmill to achieve PEFC...

Get your cameras and phones ready – Become the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year!

Get your cameras and phones ready – Become the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year!

Apr 25 2017 How do forests make a difference to your life? How do you experience the many benefits that forests provide? Whatever forests mean to you, we want to know. Express yourself through your photos and compete for the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award! For the first time ever, our members have...

PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

Apr 21 2017 As more and more countries join the PEFC family, we need to ensure our endorsement process can handle this growing number of assessments – all while ensuring it loses none of its rigour. Future-proofing our endorsement process is therefore our aim as we revise the document governing this...

PEFC International Board welcomes two new members

PEFC International Board welcomes two new members

Apr 12 2017 “We are delighted to welcome two new members to the PEFC International Board of Directors, representing the retail sector and labour unions,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. Peter Crook, from Kingfisher PLC, is our new brand owner and retailer representative, and...

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

Mar 29 2017 If you haven’t yet submitted your proposal to the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund make sure you do so soon – the deadline is just two days away on 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are all invited to submit proposals for new and innovative projects. Make sure...

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

Mar 27 2017 PEFC invites all interested parties to give their comments on our revised Standard Setting standard - PEFC ST 1001:201X. Give your feedback now! Deadline for comments is 29 May 2017. This standard contains the rules that national standardizing bodies have to follow when they develop and revise...

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

Mar 23 2017 Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, our national member in the country. On 3 March 2017, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek...

Boosting innovation with forests: it’s the International Day of Forests!

Boosting innovation with forests: it’s the International Day of Forests!

Mar 21 2017 As we celebrate the International Day of Forests, Thorsten Arndt, our Head of Communications at PEFC International, is in Brussels to highlight how forests can boost innovation and the bio-economy. “The demand for timber is increasing rapidly, which is great news as wood is a fantastic...

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund deadline approaches – apply now!

2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund deadline approaches – apply now!

Mar 15 2017 With the deadline just a few weeks away, we encourage anyone who was not yet applied for the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund to send us their proposals for new and innovative projects. The last day for submitting your proposals is 31 March 2017. PEFC members and other non-profit organizations are...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 303 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

(as of June 2017)
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