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Help us to improve our Chain of Custody Standard!

Help us to improve our Chain of Custody Standard!

Jun 08 2016 Ensuring our standards are the best they can be is always a priority for PEFC. As our Standards Revision process gets underway, we are calling on all stakeholders to submit their input and comments on our current PEFC Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013) by 3 July 2016. The objective of...

SGEC endorsement by PEFC - a beacon of light

SGEC endorsement by PEFC - a beacon of light

Jun 07 2016 We are delighted to announce Japan as the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. To celebrate this milestone, the Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) – our National member for Japan – held a special Forest Certification Forum...

Ghana joins PEFC as a National member

Ghana joins PEFC as a National member

Jun 06 2016 We are delighted to welcome Ghana as our latest PEFC National member, becoming our third member in Africa, alongside Cameroon and Gabon. "Joining the PEFC Alliance is a vital step towards gaining international recognition for our Ghanaian National Forest Certification System," said Emmanuel Amoah...

PEFC at Asian Paper Bangkok

PEFC at Asian Paper Bangkok

Jun 03 2016 Thailand announces their application to PEFC for membership and we highlight the opportunities of certification in Asia and beyond – Asian Paper Bangkok 2016 was a busy few days! “Accelerating demand for legal and sustainable timber represents both opportunities and challenges for the...

Sweden seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Sweden seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Jun 01 2016 The Swedish PEFC System has become the latest national forest certification system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 29 July 2016. Sweden was one of the...

Get involved in the PEFC Standards Revision process: Join the PEFC SFM Expert Forum

Get involved in the PEFC Standards Revision process: Join the PEFC SFM Expert Forum

May 30 2016 Do you have experience in sustainable forest management? Are you ready and eager to get involved in our standards revision process? Then sign up to join our Expert Forum for Sustainable Forest Management. The SFM Expert Forum is the chance for you to comment on and discuss the specific issues...

Striving to improve smallholder access to certification

Striving to improve smallholder access to certification

May 27 2016 At the heart of PEFC is our ambition to enable smallholders to access forest certification, independent of region and socioeconomic condition. But there is more that can be done. This was highlighted last week at the first meeting of Standards Revision Working Group 2, responsible for the...

Outlining expectations for forest management certification

Outlining expectations for forest management certification

May 20 2016 Forest conversions and trees outside forests: two of the nine areas to be given specific consideration during the revision of the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.   This is one of the key outcomes of last week’s meeting of the Standards Revision Working Group 1 – the...

Datuk Himmat Singh appointed as MTCC Chairman

Datuk Himmat Singh appointed as MTCC Chairman

May 17 2016 The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC), our National member for Malaysia, has welcomed Datuk Himmat Singh as their newly appointed Chairman. Datuk Himmat’s appointment marks another milestone for MTCC as it continues to advance and spearhead the sustainable forest management...

Forest certification systems are effective tools to demonstrate sustainable forestry

Forest certification systems are effective tools to demonstrate sustainable forestry

May 12 2016 “While a number of uniquely different forest certification systems are used around the world they: 1- have much in common; 2- share many basic objectives; 3- provide an additional measure of commitment to sustainable forestry; and, 4- are effective tools for supporting a responsible...

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Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

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