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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,...

Public consultation for new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module

Public consultation for new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module

Apr 25 2018 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), one of our PEFC members in North America, has submitted its new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module for endorsement. Stakeholders globally have until 9 June 2018 to make their comments. Head to our Online Consultation Tool to give your...

Get your cameras and phones ready – become the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year!

Get your cameras and phones ready – become the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year!

Apr 24 2018 It’s back!! The 2018 PEFC Photo Contest has begun, and we can’t wait to see what amazing photos will be coming our way! To enter is simple, check out www.pefc.photo to see if your country is taking part. Then head to Instagram and post your awesome forest photo using the contest...

UDT-CERT withdraws PEFC certificate from RDLP Bialystok

UDT-CERT withdraws PEFC certificate from RDLP Bialystok

Apr 19 2018 UDT-CERT has decided to withdraw the forest districts Hajnówka, Białowieża and Browsk from the scope of the certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok. This follows the ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Poland has failed its obligations to protect Białowieża forest under the...

PEFC Collaboration Fund: Calling on innovators in the forest sector!

PEFC Collaboration Fund: Calling on innovators in the forest sector!

Apr 17 2018 Help us to inspire purposeful innovation within forest certification! We are looking for technology solution providers to join forces with our members as they apply for the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund. The Fund's Call for Proposals is open until 11 May. This year, our Collaboration Fund is all...

Upcoming Chain of Custody auditor training – register now!

Upcoming Chain of Custody auditor training – register now!

Apr 10 2018 With several PEFC Chain of Custody training sessions taking place in May, individual auditors are encouraged to sign up to secure their participation! We are offering a range of options to suit various needs and time zones - just take a look below. In-person training...

The forest is nature’s cathedral…

The forest is nature’s cathedral…

Apr 04 2018 This month we hear from Miroslav Saniga, a runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest with his fantastic photo Wondering Babies of Boreal Owls. How you feel about forests? Since my earliest childhood, I have been fascinated by nature and especially by...

Affordable and sustainable: prefabricated home wins green award!

Affordable and sustainable: prefabricated home wins green award!

Mar 29 2018 Cross laminated timber, glue laminated timber… engineered wood is making it easier than ever to construct houses quickly, efficiently, at low cost, and most importantly, sustainably! And PEFC-certified material is at the heart of this trend. Importantly, architects that are choosing to work with...

Greenpeace claims incorrect and outdated, PEFC confirms

Greenpeace claims incorrect and outdated, PEFC confirms

Mar 28 2018 In a statement announcing the termination of its membership with FSC, Greenpeace makes reference to PEFC, claiming that it is a "weaker certification scheme" that "cannot guarantee either legality or minimum responsible forest management practices on the ground". PEFC strongly refutes these...