National members

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

PEFC Latvia

The Latvia PEFC Certification Scheme was first endorsed in July 2001 and has been re-endorsed a further two times. The last system endorsement was in 2016. 

2015 system documentation

Latvian sustainable forest management standard 245.23 KB
Latvian assessment report 1.67 MB
Latvian full system documentation 2.42 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: 18 August 2015
  • Review date: 18 August 2020

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 16 November 2016
  • Re-endorsed: 14 March 2011
  • Endorsement expired: 28 February 2008
  • Endorsed: 20 July 2001
  • Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999

PEFC Latvia

History before PEFC

PEFC Latvia was created in 1999, focused on developing group certification, primarily for small private forest owners, based on PEFC standards.

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

The main benefit is that we can offer Latvian forest owners a system that confirms their sustainable forest management and respects national legislation and the public interests.


PEFC Latvia
Rīga, Republikas laukums 2-507
LV-1010 Riga
+371 26540294
+371 26121590

The team

Ansis Actins
National Secretary

Martins Ailts
Member of the Board

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