New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA)
The New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme was endorsed in 2015. The latest system, the Responsible Wood Forest Certification System, is currently under assessment.
2014 system documentation
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: 7 May 2014
- Review date: 7 May 2019
2021/2022 system assessment
- Status: Public consultation finished, assessment ongoing
- Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement)
- Download the system documentation
- System submitted for assessment: 4 January 2022
- Consultation: 28 February - 28 April 2022
- Assessor: to be announced
Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this national system.
- Joined PEFC: 07 January 2015
- Endorsed: 03 December 2015
New Zealand Forest Certification Association
History before PEFC
With 9.5 million hectares of forest – 7.8 million hectares natural and 1.7 million hectares plantation – more than one third of New Zealand is covered in forest. Forestry plays an important role within the country, with forests making up 3% of New Zealand’s GDP and about 17,000 employees and their families dependent on this sector.