National members

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

Instituto Pró Manejo Florestal

The Brazilian Forest Certification System was endorsed in 2005 and re-endorsed in 2011. The system maintained its endorsement in August 2023.

Brazilian national system endorsement certificate 182.19 KB

System elements

Sustainable forest management standardYes
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)Yes
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 documentationYes

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: 29 March 2021
  • Review date: 29 March 2026
Brazilian national system endorsement milestones 139.17 KB

2022/23 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained
  • Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement) 
  • Assessment Report
  • Assessor: Khalil Hegarty
  • System submitted for assessment: 14 May 2022
  • Consultation: 18 July - 15 September 2022

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

Instituto Pró Manejo Florestal    

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 11 August 2023
  • Re-endorsed: 14 March 2011
  • Endorsed: 19 October 2005
  • Joined PEFC: 22 November 2002

History before PEFC

IPMF/PEFC Brazil was founded in 2021 as a movement of actors from Brazilian society to have an organization dedicated to promote the PEFC certification in Brazil, endorsed in 2022 by the PEFC Council.

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

PEFC is a global alliance that allows the sharing of best sustainable forest management practices, projects to give value to forests, connecting different actors and markets worldwide. It's a great alliance with countries committed to promoting better forest management certification.

Through an accessible, practical, bottom-up certification system, we can contribute to sustainable forests in Brazil. Having a system that considers local needs for the development of sustainable forest management standards is fundamental for a comprehensive country like Brazil.


Instituto Pró Manejo Florestal
Rua Dulce Maria,
337 Sala 202B - 31160-250
Ipiranga - Belo Horizonte
Minas Gerais

The Team

Adriana Nozela
General Secretary

Evelin Fagundes
Technical Secretary

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