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PEFC Strategy 2013-2016 Summary

PEFC Strategy 2013-2016 Summary

PEFC has a strong role in promoting best practices in the forest, with specific consideration to the role of small-, family- and community forest owners. PEFC's bottom-up approach to forest certification is considered well-suited to have a positive impact on the ground and to best support people...

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PEFC Annual Review 2012 - Broadening the Base

PEFC Annual Review 2012 - Broadening the Base

2012 was a pivotal year for PEFC. As our previous five-year management period concludes, it is reassuring to see that the organisation has achieved our main goal: the firm establishment, legitimacy and acceptance of PEFC in the sustainable forest management (SFM) arena. But more importantly, the...

Annual Review 2011 - Moving Beyond Timber

Annual Review 2011 - Moving Beyond Timber

"Beyond timber" is the theme of the 2011 Annual Review, reflecting changes that have taken place over the past few years in the forest-based sector, among forest users and uses. It reflects the outlook for forest certification and PEFC. When PEFC began its work over a decade ago, the focus of the...

What makes PEFC unique AND the system of choice?

What makes PEFC unique AND the system of choice?

This one-pager presenst some of the unique and distinguishing features of PEFC when compared to other international certification systems. As the largest forest certification system globally PEFC is the certification system of choice, with over 300 million hectares of forests globally upholding...

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Rio Forest Certification Declaration

Rio Forest Certification Declaration

Almost 20 years ago, the world's governments failed to protect our forests. Their failure has been our challenge, and millions of people around the world have been working harder to save the world's green lung. The Rio Forest Certification Declaration is based on the idea that a common set of...

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Annual Review 2010 - Integrating society in sustainable forest management

Annual Review 2010 - Integrating society in sustainable forest management

For PEFC, 2010 was in many ways the "Year of Society." PEFC's activities were aimed at ensuring increased attention to social issues and greater inclusion of previously disadvantaged or disenfranchised stakeholders in sustainable forest management. It also saw renewed efforts to readjust the...

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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PEFC Certified

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

(as of December 2016)
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