Korea Forest Certification Council (KFCC)
History before PEFC
The development of the Korean national system began in 2014. Drafted in partnership with members of the standardization committee, the Korea Forest Certification Council (KFCC-the body responsible for the development of the national system) approved it in 2015.
Korea joined the PEFC alliance in 2016 and the national system has been endorsed by PEFC in 2018.
What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?
We expect the sustainable management of forest to become widespread in Korea.
We also look forward to the increased production and export of PEFC-certified products originating from our sustainably managed, PEFC-certified forests.
Korean 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: 22 December 2015
- Review date: 22 December 2020
- System endorsed: 29 June 2018
- Public consultation: 24 October - 23 December 2017
- System submitted for assessment: October 2017
- Joined PEFC: 3 June 2016