National members

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

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

Korean sustainable forest management standard 158.71 KB
Korean assessment report 2.31 MB
Korean full system documentation 9.33 MB

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: 22 December 2015
  • Review date: 22 December 2020

System history

  • System endorsed: 29 June 2018
  • Public consultation: 24 October - 23 December 2017
  • System submitted for assessment: October 2017
  • Joined PEFC: 3 June 2016


Korea Forest Certification Council (KFCC)
475, Gonghang-daero
07570 Seoul
Republic of Korea
+82 2 6393 2748

The Team

Soon-jin So
Secretary General
+82 2 6393 2741

Sang-jin Lee
KFCC Project & development manager
+82 2 6393 2743

Do-heon Ki
PEFC database & logo
+82 2 6393 2744

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