National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

Estonian Forest Certification Council

The Estonian Forest Certification Scheme was first endorsed in March 2008, with a second re-endorsement in 2015. The system maintained its endorsement in March 2023.

Estonian national system endorsement certificate 182.13 KB

System elements

Sustainable forest management standard
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)No
Group certification requirementsYes
Chain of custody requirements (PEFC International)Yes
Certification body requirements for chain of custody (PEFC International)Yes
Full system documentation

Endorsement milestones

To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.

  • National approval date: 4 May 2022
  • Review date: 4 May 2027
Estonian national system endorsement milestones 137.82 KB

2022/23 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained
  • Type: Revised system
  • Assessment Report
  • Assessor: Form international
  • System submitted for assessment: 9 May 2022
  • Consultation: 15 August - 13 October 2022

Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this national system.

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 23 March 2023
  • Re-endorsed: 3 December 2015
  • Endorsed: 4 March 2008
  • Joined PEFC: 22 November 2002

Estonian Forest Certification Council

History before PEFC

On 29 October 2001, the Estonian Forest Certification Council was founded as a not for profit, non-government association by initiation of Estonian private forest owners and participation of a range of other relevant stakeholders. The aim of the association was to promote the application of principles of sustainable forestry in Estonian forests by developing the forest certification model suitable for Estonian conditions and being in accordance with requirements of PEFC. The Estonian Forest Certification Council acquired PEFC membership in November 2002.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance? 

Being part of the PEFC alliance is a good chance to meet up with like-minded people and organizations, to share our experiences on sustainable and responsible forestry issues and to get valuable support from the alliance.


Estonian Forest Certification Council
Toompuiestee 24
10149 Tallinn
+37 252 978 07 

The team

Eve Rebane

Gerly Koitla
Marketing Manager

Birgit Männiste

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