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 system information
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: 20 September 2012
- Review date: 14 November 2019*
* The review date is linked to the approval date of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard PEFC ST 1003 (14 November 2018).
- Joined PEFC: 22 November 2002
- Endorsed: 4 March 2008
- Re-endorsed: 3 December 2015