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Endorsed National Forest Certification Systems

PEFC-endorsed national forest certification system seeking to obtain international endorsement by PEFC have been independently assessed and found to be in compliance with PEFC’s Sustainability Benchmark. All documentation related to the assessment, including the evaluation report, input received during the global  public consultation, and comments by the Panel of Expert are publicly available.

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Endorsement Dates

  • Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999
  • First endorsement: 20 July 2001
  • First re-endorsement: 7 December 2006
  • Second re-endorsement: 23 December 2011
  • Third re-endorsement: 31 May 2017
  • Current endorsement valid until: 31 May 2022

Endorsement Documentation

          PEFC Certified

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

          (as of September 2017)
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