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 and subsequently maintained its endorsement in July 2022. The Dutch System was extended with a new Trees outside Forests annex, which was endorsed in August 2023.

2020 system elements

Sustainable forest management standard
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)Yes
Group certification requirementsYes
Chain of custody requirements (PEFC International)Yes
Certification body requirements for chain of custody (PEFC International)Yes
Full system documentation

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: 5 November 2020
  • Review date: 5 November 2025
Dutch national system endorsement milestones 137.33 KB

2021-23 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained, Trees outside Forests standard endorsed
  • Type: Assessment of revised system, new endorsement of Trees outside Forests standard
  • Assessment Report
  • Assessor: TJ Consulting 
  • System submitted for assessment: 12 March 2021
  • Consultation: 10 May - 8 July 2021

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

System history

  • Trees outside Forests standard endorsed: 25 August 2023
  • Endorsement maintained: 27 July 2022
  • 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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