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New Zealand Forest Certification Association Inc. (NZFCA)

With 9.5 million hectares of forest – 7.8 million hectares natural and 1.7 million hectares plantation – more than one third of New Zealand is covered in forest. Forestry plays an important role within the country, with forests making up 3% of New Zealand’s GDP and about 17,000 employees and their families dependent on this sector.

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Organization Information

In early September 2014, the New Zealand Wood Council took the decision to establish an entity that could gain recognition from PEFC as the National Governing Body for New Zealand. One month later, NZFCA was established, following support commited by various companies and associations.

NZFCA was incorporated under the New Zealand Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 20th October 2014.

Who's Who

  • Dr. Andrew McEwen - Chairperson

New Zealand Forest Certification Association
c/- PO Box 10937
Wellington 6143
New Zealand

Dr. Andrew McEwen
am.mcewen@xtra.co.nz
Tel: +64 4 476 6163

Endorsement Dates

  • Joined PEFC: 07 January 2015
  • First endorsement: 03 December 2015
  • Current endorsement valid until: 03 December 2020

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Forests area: 303 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

(as of June 2017)
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