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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...

The PEFC label part of ALDI SOUTH’s awareness campaign

The PEFC label part of ALDI SOUTH’s awareness campaign

Jul 26 2016 The meaning behind seven of the most recognized sustainability labels, including the PEFC label, was the focus of ALDI SOUTH’s “in the footsteps of the 7 seals” campaign. ALDI SOUTH is a leading German retailer with almost 5,300 stores globally. With its ‘Seven...

Focusing in on the key sustainable forest management issues: Task Forces get to work

Focusing in on the key sustainable forest management issues: Task Forces get to work

Jul 21 2016 Trees outside forests, forest conversions, and non-wood forest products and ecosystem services: three of the key areas identified for extra attention as we revise our international standard for sustainable forest management. In order to gain more insight into these three vital areas, three Task...

From the innovative to the fashionable: the 2016 Collaboration Fund projects announced

From the innovative to the fashionable: the 2016 Collaboration Fund projects announced

Jul 19 2016 We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Collaboration Fund will support projects in Italy, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand and the US. “Through the selected projects, we will be helping the development and implementation of national systems in Africa and Asia,...

India making strides on the system development challenge!

India making strides on the system development challenge!

Jul 18 2016 Developing a national forest certification system for India is a big job. The country is vast, the forests are diverse, and with a population of over 1.2 billion, there are a lot of stakeholders to involve! Taking on this monumental task is the Network for Certification and Conservation of...

PEFC Pilot Project: Help us to improve our multi-site certification

PEFC Pilot Project: Help us to improve our multi-site certification

Jul 15 2016 Improving the practicality and user-friendliness of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard, while still maintaining and enhancing its integrity, is a vital and continuous process for us at PEFC. Our latest effort will see us focus on PEFC Chain of Custody multi-site certification, as we launch a...

 PEFC Wood Works x Justus K – from paper to garment in Helsinki

PEFC Wood Works x Justus K – from paper to garment in Helsinki

Jul 13 2016 Paper will be the new black this September in Helsinki, as PEFC Finland launch their third Wood Works event, teaming up with Finnish designer and artist Justus K, a specialist in paper fashion and experimental design. From 5 to 11 September 2016, the PEFC Wood Works x Justus K installation will...

Join us in Brussels for the first PEFC International EU Policy Conference

Join us in Brussels for the first PEFC International EU Policy Conference

Jul 11 2016 Want to know more about the effect of EU policy on sustainable forest management? Interested in discussing the role of forest certification within the decisions coming out of Brussels? Then join us for our very first PEFC EU Policy Conference! Taking place in Brussels on the afternoon of the 21...

Australia’s illegal logging regulation recognizes PEFC

Australia’s illegal logging regulation recognizes PEFC

Jul 07 2016 PEFC-certified companies are now recognized as automatically meeting the due diligence requirements in Australia’s illegal logging regulation. Under Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012, importers of regulated timber products, and processors of Australian harvested...

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

(as of December 2016)
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