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PEFC sharpens its focus on Viet Nam

PEFC sharpens its focus on Viet Nam

Jul 05 2016 With a committed government, engaged local stakeholders and a new PEFC support office, Viet Nam is well on the road to developing its own national forest certification system in line with PEFC international requirements. “It is fantastic to be here and see the strong desire from the...

France seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

France seeks PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Jun 30 2016 The French Forest Certification Scheme 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 23 August 2016. France...

Register now for the PEFC Chain of Custody Expert Forum!

Register now for the PEFC Chain of Custody Expert Forum!

Jun 28 2016 It’s not too late to take part in our standards revision process. If you have experience in Chain of Custody certification and implementation, and are ready and eager to get involved in the process, then we need you in our Expert Forum for PEFC Chain of Custody! The CoC Expert Forum is the...

Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods: the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods: the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Jun 27 2016 Join us in vibrant Bali, Indonesia, for the 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Sustainable Landscapes for Sustainable Livelihoods:  harnessing the power of forest certification and sustainable supply chains'. Our two-day dialogue, taking place on 17-18 November 2016, will build clarity...

First Dutch forest owners achieve PEFC certification

First Dutch forest owners achieve PEFC certification

Jun 24 2016 It is time to celebrate in the Netherlands as the country’s first forest owners receive their PEFC forest management certificates. This means that 2,470 hectares of Dutch forests are now PEFC-certified. “It’s great that we can finally offer a choice to Dutch forest...

Building shared values in South America

Building shared values in South America

Jun 21 2016 Strengthening PEFC in the South American marketplace and raising awareness of the value of PEFC certification for increasing competitiveness and sustainability of forest-based products value chains: the goals of an upcoming event in Buenos Aires. “Building Shared Value: Sustainability and...

Farewell to Pier Luigi Ferrari

Farewell to Pier Luigi Ferrari

Jun 20 2016 We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Pier Luigi-Ferrari, the Chairman of PEFC Italy. The PEFC Italy Board of Directors announced the sad news today: “Pier Luigi will be missed, and we know that it will be difficult to fill the void that he has left. The whole forestry world is...

Revising THE process: endorsement and mutual recognition

Revising THE process: endorsement and mutual recognition

Jun 17 2016 Endorsing national forest certification systems is what we do: it’s even in our name - the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). So it is fair to say that the PEFC process for the endorsement and mutual recognition of forest certification system is THE process of our...

Hungarian, Italian and UK systems open for public consultation

Hungarian, Italian and UK systems open for public consultation

Jun 15 2016 The global public consultations for the Hungarian, Italian and UK national forest certification systems are now open, following their submission to PEFC for endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on their compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 7 August...

German system and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard achieve PEFC re-endorsement

German system and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jun 13 2016 Germany has become the second country to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national forest certification system for a third time. The Malaysian Criteria and Indicators (MC&I) for Forest Plantations standard has also received PEFC re-endorsement. This endorsement not only...

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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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