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PEFC Annual Review 2012 - Broadening the Base

PEFC Annual Review 2012 - Broadening the Base

2012 was a pivotal year for PEFC. As our previous five-year management period concludes, it is reassuring to see that the organisation has achieved our main goal: the firm establishment, legitimacy and acceptance of PEFC in the sustainable forest management (SFM) arena. But more importantly, the...

Annual Review 2011 - Moving Beyond Timber

Annual Review 2011 - Moving Beyond Timber

"Beyond timber" is the theme of the 2011 Annual Review, reflecting changes that have taken place over the past few years in the forest-based sector, among forest users and uses. It reflects the outlook for forest certification and PEFC. When PEFC began its work over a decade ago, the focus of the...

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...

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...

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Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

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