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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: 19 June 2001
  • First endorsement: 7 August 2008
  • First re-endorsement: 23 December 2013
  • Current endorsement valid until: 23 December 2018
  • Second re-endorsement: Process ongoing

Endorsement Documentation


Endorsement Dates

  • Joined PEFC: 19 June 2001
  • First endorsement: 6 December 2005
  • First re-endorsement: 3 November 2011
  • Second re-endoresement: 12 August 2016
  • Current endorsement valid until: 12 August 2021

Endorsement Documentation

* Note: The SFI Forest Management standard has achieved PEFC endorsement. PEFC has not endorsed the SFI Chain of Custody standard. Any company that sources timber from SFI-certified forests and would like to sell it as PEFC-certified or use the PEFC label needs to obtain PEFC Chain of Custody certification.

PEFC Certified

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

(as of September 2017)
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