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Double certification on the rise, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Double certification on the rise, joint PEFC/FSC data shows

Jun 12 2017 PEFC and FSC have agreed to jointly collect and publish data on double certification, starting from 2016 onwards. More than 69 million hectares (or 16%) of all certified forests globally are double certified to both PEFC and FSC. This is an increase of 30 million hectares compared to data...

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Jun 08 2017 We are delighted to announce that Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna,...

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

Jun 01 2017 We are delighted to welcome South Africa as our latest PEFC national member, becoming our fourth member in Africa, alongside Cameroon, Gabon and Ghana. “Becoming a PEFC national member is an important step towards the endorsement of our country’s national forest certification...

UK Forest Certification in Action

UK Forest Certification in Action

May 30 2017 The journey behind the harvesting of certified timber, what Chain of Custody certification means in practice and the value it adds to forest products were the focus of the latest PEFC UK Stakeholder Field Trip and Meeting. Hosted by PEFC UK and co-sponsored by Egger UK, James Jones & Sons and...

PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC alliance

PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC alliance

May 23 2017 So much happened at PEFC in 2016, it is hard to know where to start! We were delighted to welcome new national members from Ghana, Hungary, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Romania and Thailand. You have to look back to the early days of our organization for so many members joining in one year....

What's your wish for the future of forests?

What's your wish for the future of forests?

May 17 2017 Hundreds of wishes drawn in sand wound their way through the forest in celebration of the International Day of Forests. This spectacular art action marked the conclusion of the nationwide Wunschwald (or Forest of Wishes) campaign by PEFC Germany. People from around the country were invited to...

Cameroonian, Canadian and Uruguayan systems open for public consultation

Cameroonian, Canadian and Uruguayan systems open for public consultation

May 12 2017 Stakeholders around the world are invited to comment on the Cameroonian, Canadian and Uruguayan national forest certification systems, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. This is the first time Cameroon has submitted its...

We explain the changes to our standard setting requirements

We explain the changes to our standard setting requirements

May 10 2017 Do you want to give your feedback as we revise our standard setting process? But feel like you need more information on how our standard is changing? Then make sure you register for our upcoming webinars! Taking place this Thursday 11 and Friday 12 May, these webinars will introduce and explain...

Strengthening PEFC and our network – now and for the future… the 2017 PEFC Members Meeting

Strengthening PEFC and our network – now and for the future… the 2017 PEFC Members Meeting

May 04 2017 A range of training activities, dialogues concerning the ongoing standards revision process, and the development of our next strategy were at the top of the agenda as our members headed to Geneva for the annual PEFC Members Meeting last week. The PEFC Members Meeting is the chance for the whole...

Ireland’s first sawmill achieves PEFC Chain of Custody certification

Ireland’s first sawmill achieves PEFC Chain of Custody certification

May 02 2017 “Achieving PEFC certification further enforces our commitment to sustainable forestry and provides our customers with a complete range of fully certified timber products,” said Daryl Fahy, Managing Director of Earrai Coillte Chonnacht Teoranta (ECC), the first sawmill to achieve PEFC...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 303 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

(as of June 2017)
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