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The making of... PEFC Forest Certification Week

The making of... PEFC Forest Certification Week

Nov 12 2017 PEFC Forest Certification Week is the largest annual gathering of forest certification stakeholders, with more than 250 people meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week. Loads of work went into the preparation for it by the small team at PEFC International. Have a look at the making of... PEFC...

Labels promote sustainable forest management, consumers agree

Labels promote sustainable forest management, consumers agree

Nov 10 2017 As politicians and activists gather for the COP23 Bonn climate talks, people are wondering what they can do to help avert the climate catastrophe. One simple action is to look out for the PEFC label on everyday products, something that 53% of all consumers already do at least sometimes, according...

Countdown to the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART

Countdown to the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART

Nov 08 2017 The PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just one week a way – make sure you’re ready! Innovation and technology is all around us, but how often do we stop and consider how we could better use it to support forest certification? Our Stakeholder Dialogue will do exactly that. Bring your big...

Give your feedback on the Korean forest certification system

Give your feedback on the Korean forest certification system

Nov 01 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Korean national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI) is one of our newest national...

Help us design our next website!

Help us design our next website!

Oct 31 2017 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...

Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Oct 26 2017 Technology has the ability to move boundaries and change how certification operates. Helping us to kick-start the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will be Sarah Crow from the American Forest Foundation, as she showcases the innovative ‘Forests in Focus’. To find out more, make sure you...

Looking into our (wooden) housing future at Helsinki Design Week

Looking into our (wooden) housing future at Helsinki Design Week

Oct 25 2017 Can you build a house overnight? Can it be beautiful, stylish and sustainable? The answer is yes – as the thousands of visitors to Helsinki Design Week can testify! For the fourth edition of PEFC Wood Works, PEFC Finland teamed up with architect and environmental artist Marco Casagrande to...

Public consultation for new Indonesian community forest requirements

Public consultation for new Indonesian community forest requirements

Oct 18 2017 Community forests play an important role within Indonesia. Covering just 2.3 million hectares, these forests support the livelihoods of more than 3.4 million households. The Indonesian national forest certification system achieved PEFC endorsement in 2014, and since then, more than 3 million...

France and PEFC: Strong commitment to advance certification

France and PEFC: Strong commitment to advance certification

Oct 10 2017 “I would first like to thank Stéphane Marchesi, who, after 16 years of leading PEFC France, has decided it is time to move on,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, following two days in Paris. “In these last few days I have met with senators, civil society...

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue exploring SMART solutions in forest certification: Chain of Custody

PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue exploring SMART solutions in forest certification: Chain of Custody

Oct 06 2017 Log tracking, dynamic data transfer, blockchain… what are the ‘must have’ technologies that can help us to strengthen trust and traceability throughout supply chains? What technologies are showing promise for transferring complex information in a useable and credible form? How...

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

(as of June 2018)
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