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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...

Call for nominations – last chance to take part in a Standards Revision Working Group

Call for nominations – last chance to take part in a Standards Revision Working Group

May 10 2016 The call for nominations is closed. We are now evaluating all available nominations and  will come back to the nominees in the next few weeks with further information. The nomination of candidates for the remaining two PEFC Standards Revision Working Groups is now underway. We would like to...

PEFC-certified cheques from Crédit Agricole

PEFC-certified cheques from Crédit Agricole

May 06 2016 Clients at French bank Crédit Agricole can now enjoy their new sustainable cheque books, made with paper originating from PEFC-certified, sustainably managed forests. The largest banking network in France and the leading retail bank in Europe, Crédit Agricle has chosen PEFC...

Work begins for PEFC Standards Revision Working Groups

Work begins for PEFC Standards Revision Working Groups

May 04 2016 Following a fantastic response to our call for nominations, four Standards Revision Working Groups (WGs) are now established and already at work. The four WGs are: WG 1: Sustainable Forest Management Standard (33 members) WG 2: Forest Management Certification Procedures and Group...

Act local: Do you know how PEFC is reaching out in your country?

Act local: Do you know how PEFC is reaching out in your country?

Apr 28 2016 The huge breadth of activities undertaken by PEFC members around the world was clear to see today, as we entered the second day of our annual Members Meeting. From capturing the imagination of children, teenagers and students to forging dynamic new partnerships in person and online, our members...

PEFC Qualified Trainer Program kicks off

PEFC Qualified Trainer Program kicks off

Apr 27 2016 A group of PEFC National members moved a step closer to achieving their “Qualified PEFC Chain of Custody Trainer” status yesterday with the conclusion of the first PEFC NGB Qualified Trainer Program (QTP) session. The PEFC QTP is a program to enable PEFC National members (also known...

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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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