National members

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

PAFC Gabon

The Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC) Congo Basin regional system achieved PEFC endorsement on 16 December 2021. PAFC Gabon is part of this regional system, along with PAFC Congo and PAFC Cameroon.

PAFC Congo Basin endorsement certificate (PAFC Gabon) 104.84 KB

2020 system elements

Sustainable forest management standardYes
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)No
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)No
Group certification requirementsNo
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: 28 November 2020
  • Review date: 28 November 2025
PAFC regional system endorsement milestones 139.58 KB

2020-22 system assessment (regional system)

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsed
  • Assessment Report
  • Type: Endorsement of a new system
  • Assessor: Form international
  • System submitted for assessment: 22 December 2020
  • Consultation: 1 February - 1 April 2021
  • Corrective actions submitted: 22 July 2022
  • In-country visits completed: 11-20 October 2022 (delayed due to Covid 19)
  • Final assessment report submitted: 14 November 2022

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

System history

  • Regional system endorsed (replacing national system): 16 December 2021
  • National system re-endorsed: 12 November 2014
  • National system endorsed: 24 April 2009
  • Joined PEFC: 14 December 2004

PAFC Gabon

History before PEFC

The Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC) is the Gabonese system for the certification of good forest management and wood and forest products traceability from sustainably managed forests. This certification system was developed and is managed by the PAFC Gabon NGO, created in October 2004. The same year, PAFC Gabon became the first African member of the PEFC alliance.

Developed in 2005 by PAFC Gabon with the support of national and international experts, the Gabonese forest certification system is a document defining the standards adopted for the certification of forests and products from Gabon's sustainably managed forests. The national system was recognized by PEFC in 2009.

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

Being part of the PEFC alliance allows PAFC certification system and Gabonese forest products to have international recognition.


PAFC Gabon
BP 17033

Tel.: +241 04 49 63 22
+241 05 33 66 44

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