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PEFC launches accreditation body training – sign up now!

PEFC launches accreditation body training – sign up now!

Nov 28 2016 Accreditation body auditors and technical experts are invited to attend our first Accreditation Body Training session, held in the PEFC office in Geneva next January. This two day training course will to help better prepare and qualify you for the assessment of certification bodies operating PEFC...

American Tree Farm System seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

American Tree Farm System seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Nov 25 2016 The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has become the latest national forest certification system to seek PEFC endorsement, and stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with our Sustainability Benchmarks by 7 January 2017. ATFS is one of the oldest initiatives for...

Certification, sustainable forest management and the landscape approach

Certification, sustainable forest management and the landscape approach

Nov 24 2016 “It’s very clear that certification and sustainable forest management fit neatly into the paradigm of the landscape approach,” highlights Dr. Terry Sunderland, following the conclusion of our PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue last week. Terry is a Principal Scientist at CIFOR, the...

PEFC Week: taking the organization forward

PEFC Week: taking the organization forward

Nov 23 2016 As the 2016 PEFC Forest Certification Week came to an end, Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, Vice Chair of the PEFC International Board, looked back at some of the key highlights and outcomes from the week. "We've had a marvelous, constructive and productive week." "The discussions throughout the whole...

PEFC Week: our time in Bali comes to an end

PEFC Week: our time in Bali comes to an end

Nov 19 2016 After a fantasic, productive and enlightening week in Bali, PEFC Forest Certification Week 2016 has come to an end. Make sure you keep an eye on our event website as we share the presentations and key findings from the Stakeholder Dialogue, more videos come online and we publish the photos from...

PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

PEFC Week: Thoughts after the General Assembly

Nov 18 2016 The mid point of PEFC Forest Certification Week marked the 21st PEFC General Assembly. Among the many outcomes from the day was the appointment of our new Chairman, Peter Latham, and the approval of new PEFC national members from Thailand, Romania and Macedonia. Take a look at what our CEO, Ben...

PEFC celebrates impressive increases in certified hectares

PEFC celebrates impressive increases in certified hectares

Nov 18 2016 This year saw our members smash through past records for new PEFC-certified hectares! In Australia alone, more than 16 million hectares of forest became PEFC-certified – an achievement that won Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) the top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification...

“Growing together – growing strong”

“Growing together – growing strong”

Nov 17 2016 “We must embrace curiosity and rejoice in the alchemy of innovation to come up with new ideas, products, and solutions to develop different ways to promote our vision of a world in which people manage forests sustainably,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the...

PEFC Week: reflections from day two

PEFC Week: reflections from day two

Nov 16 2016 As day two of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2016 came to a close, Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, shared this thoughts from the day. Want to know more about PEFC Week? Then head to our event website! Get all the latest news, and not forgetting presentations and speaker information for the PEFC...

New Board members elected at PEFC’s 21st General Assembly

New Board members elected at PEFC’s 21st General Assembly

Nov 16 2016 Peter Latham has been elected as the new Chairman of PEFC, at the PEFC General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia. “I would like to thank everyone for the support I received, and I am very much looking forward to being your Chairman,” said Mr. Latham, following his election. “For me,...

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Forests area: 300 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

(as of March 2017)
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