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PEFC Week: Chairman’s reflections from the week

PEFC Week: Chairman’s reflections from the week

Nov 21 2017 As the 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week ended, Peter Latham, Chairman of the PEFC International Board, looked back at some of the key highlights and outcomes from the week. “We have just come to the end of our PEFC Week. During this, we have been discussing how we can communicate the...

“Together, interdependently, we will make the difference”

“Together, interdependently, we will make the difference”

Nov 17 2017 “We need a paradigm shift in how society perceives the whole forest/tree value chain,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the 22nd PEFC General Assembly, in Helsinki, Finland. “Society is at a crossroads and the strategic direction we choose will provide...

PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

Nov 16 2017 The mid point of PEFC Forest Certification Week marked the 22nd PEFC General Assembly. Among the many outcomes from the day was the appointment of new Board members, the approval of new PEFC International Stakeholder members and the approval of our first standard from the ongoing standards...

PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

Nov 16 2017 The next generation of PEFC members embraced the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and get valuable information as they move along the road towards PEFC endorsement. Monday morning of PEFC Forest Certification Week, taking place in Helsinki, Finland, was dedicated to...

Finnish Minister highlights value of PEFC

Finnish Minister highlights value of PEFC

Nov 16 2017 "It is a great honour to have the PEFC General Assembly here in Finland," said Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, welcoming more than 150 participants, including PEFC members, potential members and invited guests, from around the world, to Helsinki. "Securing and...

PEFC Week: reflections from day two

PEFC Week: reflections from day two

Nov 15 2017 As day two of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 came to a close, Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, shared this thoughts from the day. Voices from PEFC Week Not in Helsinki? You can still follow our progress! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we post updates throughout the week. Also keep an eye...

PEFC’s COP23 contribution focused on practical approaches to support smallholders

PEFC’s COP23 contribution focused on practical approaches to support smallholders

Nov 14 2017 “Building viable models of group certification is critical for expanding sustainable forest management and forest certification, especially in the developing world,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and Development at PEFC International. “Forests are key to mitigating climate...

What was PEFC up to in 2017? Take a look!

What was PEFC up to in 2017? Take a look!

Nov 14 2017 Pushing boundaries through projects and partnerships, revising our international standards, the fantastic work of our members and the PEFC International Photographer of the Year Award, 2017 was quite a year for the whole PEFC family. As we enter the second day of our PEFC Forest Certification...

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...

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Forests area: 307 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

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