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Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

Jun 26 2017 “Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr. Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at...

The future of fashion? Our forests!

The future of fashion? Our forests!

Jun 23 2017 Cotton, silk, leather... it is time to move on from these old-fashioned materials, to something better! This evening in Perugia, in the heart of Italy, young designers will be revealing their ideas of our clothing future, and their inspiration? Forests! Our forests have so much to offer us. Yarns...

Give your feedback on the Austrian and Romanian forest certification systems

Give your feedback on the Austrian and Romanian forest certification systems

Jun 20 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Austrian and Romanian national forest certification systems, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. PEFC Romania is one of our newest national members, joining...

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jun 14 2017 PEFC France, PEFC Italy and PEFC Sweden have all successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems. This endorsement not only confirms that they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified forest owners...

Double certification on the rise, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Double certification on the rise, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Jun 12 2017 PEFC and FSC have agreed to jointly collect and publish data on double certification, starting from 2016 onwards. More than 69 million hectares (or 16%) of all certified forests globally are double certified to both PEFC and FSC. This is an increase of 30 million hectares compared to data...

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Jun 08 2017 We are delighted to announce that Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna,...

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

Jun 01 2017 We are delighted to welcome South Africa as our latest PEFC national member, becoming our fourth member in Africa, alongside Cameroon, Gabon and Ghana. “Becoming a PEFC national member is an important step towards the endorsement of our country’s national forest certification...

UK Forest Certification in Action

UK Forest Certification in Action

May 30 2017 The journey behind the harvesting of certified timber, what Chain of Custody certification means in practice and the value it adds to forest products were the focus of the latest PEFC UK Stakeholder Field Trip and Meeting. Hosted by PEFC UK and co-sponsored by Egger UK, James Jones & Sons and...

PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC alliance

PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC alliance

May 23 2017 So much happened at PEFC in 2016, it is hard to know where to start! We were delighted to welcome new national members from Ghana, Hungary, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Romania and Thailand. You have to look back to the early days of our organization for so many members joining in one year....

What's your wish for the future of forests?

What's your wish for the future of forests?

May 17 2017 Hundreds of wishes drawn in sand wound their way through the forest in celebration of the International Day of Forests. This spectacular art action marked the conclusion of the nationwide Wunschwald (or Forest of Wishes) campaign by PEFC Germany. People from around the country were invited to...

PEFC Certified

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

(as of December 2017)
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