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Rio Forest Certification Declaration

Rio Forest Certification Declaration

Almost 20 years ago, the world's governments failed to protect our forests. Their failure has been our challenge, and millions of people around the world have been working harder to save the world's green lung. The Rio Forest Certification Declaration is based on the idea that a common set of...

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Annual Review 2010 - Integrating society in sustainable forest management

Annual Review 2010 - Integrating society in sustainable forest management

For PEFC, 2010 was in many ways the "Year of Society." PEFC's activities were aimed at ensuring increased attention to social issues and greater inclusion of previously disadvantaged or disenfranchised stakeholders in sustainable forest management. It also saw renewed efforts to readjust the...

PEFC Council Members

PEFC Council Members

With 49 national forest certification systems and a total of more than 300 million hectares of certified forests globally, PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system. Please find below a list of all the members of the PEFC Council, including National members, International...

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Annual Review 2009

Annual Review 2009

2009 saw the tenth anniversary of the PEFC Council. Over the past ten years we have seen forest certification grow to cover 8% of the world's forest area and over a quarter of the world's roundwood production. And of that PEFC is responsible for two thirds of the areas and volumes. This is a good...

PEFC Statutes

PEFC Statutes

The PEFC Statutes define the objectives, structure and basic procedures of PEFC.

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Annual Review 2008

Annual Review 2008

"Change" – this is how 2008 can best be described for PEFC. Following a strategic review in 2007 and a Governance Review completed in mid-2008, PEFC has prepared itself for the opportunities and challenges the coming years will bring. The organization has streamlined its processes and activities...

Annual Review 2007

Annual Review 2007

2007 will be remembered as a turning point for the PEFC. The last 8 years have seen PEFC develop from a small regional scheme into the global leader in certified area and volume. It was fitting therefore that in 2007 the PEFC undertook a major strategic review. This included a location review, a...

Annual Review 2006

Annual Review 2006

Two years ago PEFC had about 50 million hectares, now we are close to the 200 million mark, a fourfold increase. The availability of certified wood has increased exponentially. United Nations statistics show that some 25% of the world's industrial roundwood production is currently certified and...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 304 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

(as of September 2017)
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