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Adapting PEFC Chain of Custody certification to future needs

Adapting PEFC Chain of Custody certification to future needs

Sep 01 2016 With over 18,000 PEFC Chain of Custody certified companies worldwide, our Chain of Custody standard has a tremendous impact on internal management processes of numerous businesses along the timber value chain. This means we must ensure the standard is the best it can be: that it is easy to use...

Landscapes and Livelihoods: PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue set to navigate new terrain

Landscapes and Livelihoods: PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue set to navigate new terrain

Aug 29 2016 Join us in Bali for our 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: two days dedicated to discussion, debate and exchange on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods. The dialogue will open with two distinguished experts...

Mäihä leads the way for PEFC project certification in Scandinavia

Mäihä leads the way for PEFC project certification in Scandinavia

Aug 23 2016 Scandinavia celebrated its first building awarded with PEFC project certification as Mäihä, a wooden apartment block, was unveiled at the Seinäjoki Housing Fair in Finland this July. Lakea Oy, the company responsible for the construction of the building, received their PEFC...

CertforChile and SFI achieve PEFC re-endorsement

CertforChile and SFI achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Aug 18 2016 CertforChile and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), our National members in Chile and North America, have both successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems. This endorsement not only confirms that they continue to meet our globally...

The best way to protect rights and investments? Get the consent of local people

The best way to protect rights and investments? Get the consent of local people

Aug 16 2016 Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC): what is it? How can it be implemented? This is the focus of an upcoming course run by our international stakeholder member RECOFTC – the Center for People and Forests. The course This course targets company, government and civil society staff...

MTCC pays tribute to its founding Chairman of 17 years

MTCC pays tribute to its founding Chairman of 17 years

Aug 10 2016 It was a day of mixed emotions as Malaysia’s forestry and timber industry fraternity paid tribute to Malaysian Timber Certification Council’s (MTCC) founding Chairman, Dato’ Dr. Freezailah Che Yeom. His illustrious career as MTCC Chairman spanning 17 years culminated in a...

PAFC Cameroon President passes away

PAFC Cameroon President passes away

Aug 08 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Christine Anjembe Nkene, President of PAFC Cameroon. “Christine was the driving force behind PAFC Cameroon,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “Without her hard work and...

PEFC-certified paper in the news

PEFC-certified paper in the news

Aug 05 2016 All editions of the Italian daily newspaper Dolomiten are now printed on PEFC-certified paper and carry the PEFC label! “The protection of the environment is at the heart of Athesia, so it was a priority for us to print our newspapers on sustainably produced paper,” said Dolomiten...

First Latvian private forest owners achieve PEFC certification!

First Latvian private forest owners achieve PEFC certification!

Aug 03 2016 Private forest owners in Latvia have reason to celebrate as the private forest association MA Krāslava becomes the first in the country to achieve PEFC sustainable forest management certification through PEFC Group Certification. Thanks to this, 23 individual forest owners have been able to...

Corruption and illegal logging: the “twins” of environmental criminality

Corruption and illegal logging: the “twins” of environmental criminality

Jul 28 2016 Without serious intervention against corruption, it will be impossible to address the problem of illegal timber trafficking in Europe. Presenting its findings in Rome, the TREES project has successfully shed light on the role that bribes play in encouraging the illegal timber trade in...

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