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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Greenpeace claims incorrect and outdated, PEFC confirms

Greenpeace claims incorrect and outdated, PEFC confirms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...

PEFC International office move!

PEFC International office move!

Mar 27 2018 We are moving office! From 3 April, our new office address will be: PEFC InternationalICC Building CRoute de Pré-Bois 201215 Geneva 15Switzerland And our postal address will be: PEFC InternationalCase postale 18621215 Geneva 15Switzerland However, our phone number will remain the...

After 10 years: goodbye to Kees

After 10 years: goodbye to Kees

Mar 23 2018 It has been ten years since Kees Boon, together with student Johan Vlieger, founded PEFC Netherlands. But the time has come for us to say goodbye to Kees, as he officially retires as Chairman of PEFC Netherlands on 1 April 2018. “Kees has been instrumental in establishing PEFC in the...

International Day of Forests: PEFC and Sustainable Cities

International Day of Forests: PEFC and Sustainable Cities

Mar 21 2018 It’s that time of the year again. The day we all celebrate our forests and the many benefits they bring us. Though of course, for us at PEFC, every day is the International Day of Forests! This year, the International Day of Forests is all about Forests and Sustainable Cities. From storing...

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Mar 21 2018 The 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now open, and we are waiting for your proposals! Make sure you have applied by 11 May 2018. This year, we are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification.   “Following the 2017...

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