National members

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

PEFC Netherlands

The PEFC Certification System Netherlands was endorsed in 2012. The latest system is currently under assessment.

2011 system documentation

Dutch sustainable forest management standard 406.81 KB
Dutch assessment report 585.26 KB
Dutch full system documentation 4.39 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: 24 November 2011
  • Review date: 14 November 2019*

* The review date is linked to the approval date of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard PEFC ST 1003 (14 November 2018).

2020/21 system assessment

  • Status: Public consultation finished, assessment ongoing
  • Type: Assessment of revised system, endorsement of Trees outside Forests standard
  • Download the system documentation
  • System submitted for assessment: 12 March 2021
  • Consultation: 10 May - 8 July 2021
  • Assessor: TJ Consulting 

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

System history

  • Endorsed: 21 December 2012
  • Joined PEFC: 5 October 2006

PEFC Netherlands

History before PEFC 

PEFC Netherlands was founded in 2008 and registered as an association to expand the number of certified forest hectares in the Netherlands and increase the number of certified companies through independent third-party certification.

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

Being part of the global PEFC alliance makes sure that Dutch forest owners and companies can make use of a globally accepted and recognized environmental label. Together we can work on our mission: offer guarantee to the society that in sustainably managed forests, sustainable wood is produced while the forests are upheld.


PEFC Netherlands
Hollandseweg 7G
6706 KN

Tel.: +31 306 930 040

The Team

Maarten Willemen

Marten de Groot
National Secretary

Patricia Dolman
Marketing and Communication

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