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Join the World's Largest Forest Certification System

Join the World's Largest Forest Certification System

PEFC Council is a membership-based association. Up until 2009, membership consisted of national forest certification organizations and observers. Starting from 2010, PEFC Council includes International Stakeholder members. International Stakeholder membership is open to entities operating in two...

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PEFC Council Members

PEFC Council Members

With 46 national forest certification systems and a total of more than 300 million hectares of certified forests globally, PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system. Please find below a list of all the members of the PEFC Council, including National members, International...

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Annual Review 2009

Annual Review 2009

2009 saw the tenth anniversary of the PEFC Council. Over the past ten years we have seen forest certification grow to cover 8% of the world's forest area and over a quarter of the world's roundwood production. And of that PEFC is responsible for two thirds of the areas and volumes. This is a good...

PEFC Statutes

PEFC Statutes

The PEFC Statutes define the objectives, structure and basic procedures of PEFC.

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Annual Review 2008

Annual Review 2008

"Change" – this is how 2008 can best be described for PEFC. Following a strategic review in 2007 and a Governance Review completed in mid-2008, PEFC has prepared itself for the opportunities and challenges the coming years will bring. The organization has streamlined its processes and activities...

Annual Review 2007

Annual Review 2007

2007 will be remembered as a turning point for the PEFC. The last 8 years have seen PEFC develop from a small regional scheme into the global leader in certified area and volume. It was fitting therefore that in 2007 the PEFC undertook a major strategic review. This included a location review, a...

Annual Review 2006

Annual Review 2006

Two years ago PEFC had about 50 million hectares, now we are close to the 200 million mark, a fourfold increase. The availability of certified wood has increased exponentially. United Nations statistics show that some 25% of the world's industrial roundwood production is currently certified and...

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Annual Review 2005

Annual Review 2005

2005 has been a very successful year for PEFC forest certification globally. In March, PEFC's endorsed certified forest area topped the 100 million hectares mark and continued to increase to more than 187 million hectares by the end of the year; equivalent to two thirds of the world certified...

PEFC Certified

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

(as of December 2016)
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