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Paper and Packaging in the spotlight for the 1st PEFC Sustainability Fair

Paper and Packaging in the spotlight for the 1st PEFC Sustainability Fair

Oct 06 2016 Don’t be afraid to use paper and packaging, just make sure they are PEFC-certified! This is set to be the key message of the 1st PEFC Sustainability Fair in Chile later this month. Join the Chilean Sustainable Forest Certification System, CERTFOR, and PEFC International, in Santiago, Chile...

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to foster talks between land use competitors

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to foster talks between land use competitors

Oct 04 2016 By Kerstin Reisdorf, CIFOR Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who lives off the land just got along? If farmers could grow crops without irreversibly damaging the soil or cutting down forests to grow monocultures? If conservationists could ensure the biological diversity in the same...

Help us design our next website!

Help us design our next website!

Sep 29 2016 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...

Moving forest certification beyond its boundaries: PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue agenda takes shape

Moving forest certification beyond its boundaries: PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue agenda takes shape

Sep 26 2016 Join us in Bali this November as we focus in on forest certification and sustainable supply chains and how these can better deliver impacts within sustainable landscapes and sustainable livelihoods. For two days, our 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will bring together participants from the around...

PEFC puts forest certification under the EU microscope

PEFC puts forest certification under the EU microscope

Sep 23 2016 From the FLEGT Action Plan to the EU Framework for sustainable biomass: the role of forest certification was in the spotlight this week as we held our first PEFC EU Policy Conference. “It was fantastic to see so many different experts in one room,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of hPEFC...

Green public procurement made easy for Italian authorities

Green public procurement made easy for Italian authorities

Sep 21 2016 PEFC Italy has launched a new operational guide to green public procurement (GPP) to enable public and private players alike to support sustainable forest management. The manual, which is the first in Italy to be made after the entry into force of the new Procurement Code (Legislative Decree...

PEFC short-listed for TTJ Environmental Achievement Award

PEFC short-listed for TTJ Environmental Achievement Award

Sep 14 2016 "We are proud that our commitment to advancing sustainable forest management, specifically the progress we have made in Asia, is being recognized by the prestigious TTJ Award," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following the announcement that PEFC was shortlisted in the Environmental...

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative continues to engage the international forest community through PEFC endorsement

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative continues to engage the international forest community through PEFC endorsement

Sep 07 2016 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc. announced today that the SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard has again met the rigorous third-party assessment of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This is SFI’s fourth PEFC assessment. The SFI Program was...

Adapting PEFC Chain of Custody certification to future needs

Adapting PEFC Chain of Custody certification to future needs

Sep 01 2016 With over 18,000 PEFC Chain of Custody certified companies worldwide, our Chain of Custody standard has a tremendous impact on internal management processes of numerous businesses along the timber value chain. This means we must ensure the standard is the best it can be: that it is easy to use...

Landscapes and Livelihoods: PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue set to navigate new terrain

Landscapes and Livelihoods: PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue set to navigate new terrain

Aug 29 2016 Join us in Bali for our 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: two days dedicated to discussion, debate and exchange on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods. The dialogue will open with two distinguished experts...

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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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