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PEFC Week: see how the first day went!

PEFC Week: see how the first day went!

Nov 13 2017 Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, catches us up on the highlights of the first day of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017! Stay tuned for the next installment. Simon Dorries, Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) also share his highlights from the day. Not in Helsinki? You can still follow our...

2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year – Winner Announced!!

2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year – Winner Announced!!

Nov 13 2017 We are delighted to announce the winner and finalists of the 2017 PEFC Photographer of the Year Award. Our photo contest called on photographers from around the world to show us what forests mean to them. And they really delivered: we received more than 11,000 fantastic photos! With his stunning...

The making of... PEFC Forest Certification Week

The making of... PEFC Forest Certification Week

Nov 12 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week is the largest annual gathering of forest certification stakeholders, with more than 250 people meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week. Loads of work went into the preparation for it by the small team at PEFC International. Have a look at the making of... PEFC...

Labels promote sustainable forest management, consumers agree

Labels promote sustainable forest management, consumers agree

Nov 10 2017 As politicians and activists gather for the COP23 Bonn climate talks, people are wondering what they can do to help avert the climate catastrophe. One simple action is to look out for the PEFC label on everyday products, something that 53% of all consumers already do at least sometimes, according...

Countdown to the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART

Countdown to the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART

Nov 08 2017 The PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just one week a way – make sure you’re ready! Innovation and technology is all around us, but how often do we stop and consider how we could better use it to support forest certification? Our Stakeholder Dialogue will do exactly that. Bring your big...

Give your feedback on the Korean forest certification system

Give your feedback on the Korean forest certification system

Nov 01 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Korean national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI) is one of our newest national...

Help us design our next website!

Help us design our next website!

Oct 31 2017 While the PEFC website has become one of the most important sources of information on forest certification globally, we realize that we can serve you better. We want to ensure that you find what you are looking for easily, that information relevant to you is right at your finger-tips. This is...

Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Oct 26 2017 Technology has the ability to move boundaries and change how certification operates. Helping us to kick-start the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will be Sarah Crow from the American Forest Foundation, as she showcases the innovative ‘Forests in Focus’. To find out more, make sure you...

Looking into our (wooden) housing future at Helsinki Design Week

Looking into our (wooden) housing future at Helsinki Design Week

Oct 25 2017 Can you build a house overnight? Can it be beautiful, stylish and sustainable? The answer is yes – as the thousands of visitors to Helsinki Design Week can testify! For the fourth edition of PEFC Wood Works, PEFC Finland teamed up with architect and environmental artist Marco Casagrande to...

Public consultation for new Indonesian community forest requirements

Public consultation for new Indonesian community forest requirements

Oct 18 2017 Community forests play an important role within Indonesia. Covering just 2.3 million hectares, these forests support the livelihoods of more than 3.4 million households. The Indonesian national forest certification system achieved PEFC endorsement in 2014, and since then, more than 3 million...

PEFC Certified

Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of December 2017)
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