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PEFC welcomes Double A as International Stakeholder member

PEFC welcomes Double A as International Stakeholder member

Mar 02 2017 Double A, a major pulp and paper producer in Thailand, has been accepted by PEFC as an International Stakeholder member. “It is wonderful to welcome Double A into the PEFC alliance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “Double A are doing fantastic work with...

PEFC intensifies cooperation with accreditation bodies

PEFC intensifies cooperation with accreditation bodies

Feb 21 2017 Accreditation bodies are the safeguard for credible certification. They ensure the impartiality and competence of the organizations responsible for certifying forest owners and companies – the certification bodies. Given their importance within the whole PEFC system, it is vital that they...

Certified forests’ vital contribution to award winning wooden car

Certified forests’ vital contribution to award winning wooden car

Feb 09 2017 Looking for a little roadster made from wood? Your wait is over, with the award-winning Setsuna concept car by Toyota. Built almost entirely from Japanese cedar, which came exclusively from an SGEC-certified forest owned and managed by Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., the car will last for...

Upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training - sign up now!

Upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training - sign up now!

Feb 07 2017 With several PEFC Chain of Custody training sessions taking place in March, individual auditors are encouraged to sign up to secure their participation! We are offering a range of options to suit various needs and time zones - just take a look below. Individual auditor training dates 1 March...

Come and play sustainably!

Come and play sustainably!

Jan 24 2017 The children of Valdagno, close to Vicenza and Venice in Northern Italy, can now climb, slide and play sustainably with the unveiling of their new PEFC-certified playground equipment. The chestnut timber used to make the new structures comes from local, PEFC-certified forests in the Italian Small...

Macedonia submits national forest certification system: public consultation open

Macedonia submits national forest certification system: public consultation open

Jan 17 2017 The global public consultation for the Macedonia national forest certification system is now open. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 18 March 2017. The Council for Sustainable Forest Management in the Republic of...

MTCC celebrates academic excellence in forestry

MTCC celebrates academic excellence in forestry

Jan 11 2017 Aimed at inspiring a new generation of forestry talent, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), our national member in Malaysia, celebrated the end of 2016 with the inaugural MTCC Academic Award. Three undergraduates from two local universities came away with a prize.  “MTCC...

Devotion to forest management wins AFS Richard Stanton award

Devotion to forest management wins AFS Richard Stanton award

Jan 04 2017 The devotion of Mark Leech, a guardian of Tasmania’s scarce but value-rich specialty timbers industry, was rewarded last year with the 2016 Richard Stanton Memorial Award for Excellence in Forest Management. Alongside his award and trophy, Mark also received an AU$2000 bursary to assist him...

PEFC-certified Christmas trees, where can you find them this year?

PEFC-certified Christmas trees, where can you find them this year?

Dec 23 2016 It is nearly Christmas, so it is once again time for us to focus in on Christmas trees – PEFC-certified ones of course! The PEFC-certified forests of Trentino in Northern Italy have produced the Christmas tree adorning St Peter’s Square this Christmas. 25 meters tall and 85 years old,...

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Dec 22 2016 We end the year with some exciting news, the launch of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund! “This year we are looking to invest in projects that stimulate innovation and new solutions for promoting forest sustainability," said Sarah Price, Head of Projects & Development at PEFC...

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