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Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 14 2017 The national forest certification system of Belarus has successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming it continues to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. This re-endorsement also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in Belarus continue to benefit from the...

Where next for PEFC? Potential members have their say

Where next for PEFC? Potential members have their say

Dec 12 2017 The 22nd PEFC General Assembly closed with voices from the future, as countries actively developing national forest certification systems took to the floor. As has become the tradition during our General Assembly, representatives from countries that have or are not yet PEFC members were invited...

UDT investigates complaint against RDLP Bialystok

UDT investigates complaint against RDLP Bialystok

Dec 08 2017 UDT has requested RDLP Bialystok to respond to the complaint filed by PEFC International by this Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:00, and reserves the right to suspend the certificate. UDT will also undertake an immediate audit as part of the investigation. PEFC International filed a complaint...

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Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Dec 07 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the South African national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is one of our newest...

New Board members elected at PEFC’s 22nd General Assembly

New Board members elected at PEFC’s 22nd General Assembly

Dec 05 2017 Representatives from nature conservation, tropical forestry and the forest industry have all be elected onto the PEFC International Board, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in the Helsinki, Finland. Alongside two returning Board members, Riikka Joukio (forest industry and...

PEFC files complaint against certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok

PEFC files complaint against certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok

Dec 01 2017 PEFC notes with concern that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) expresses its doubts concerning the compliance with the Interim Measures, lodged by the ECJ on 20 July 2017 (case C-441/17) as outlined in article 109 of the Provision of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 20 November 2017: “In this...

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Indonesia and Japan take the spotlight at PEFC General Assembly award ceremony

Indonesia and Japan take the spotlight at PEFC General Assembly award ceremony

Dec 01 2017 With an increase of almost two million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in Indonesia over the past year, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) took top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification Week award ceremony. “Without the tremendous support from...

PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for Purposeful Innovation

PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for Purposeful Innovation

Nov 29 2017 “Once technologies have been incorporated adeptly into certification systems, we'll begin to see a shift to where certification systems are data brokers for social and environmental performance,” highlighted Wiebke Herding, ON:Subject, during her keynote presentation to the PEFC...

Three organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

Three organizations join as PEFC International Stakeholder members

Nov 27 2017 “We are delighted to welcome ARAUCO, European Panel Federation (EPF) and European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL (EPIS) as International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, following the acceptance of the three new members during the PEFC General Assembly in Helsinki,...

Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

Winning photos impress at PEFC Week

Nov 23 2017 A winter’s day in the forest, young elephants playing, stunning landscapes… the participants at PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 in Helsinki, Finland, were in for a treat! The top twelve photos from our ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest were all on...

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