National members

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

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.

Dutch system information 

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).

System history

  • Consultation webinar: 10 May 2021 - watch the recording 
  • Public consultation: 10 May - 8 July 2021 - give your feedback
  • Latest system submitted for assessment: 12 March 2021
  • Endorsed: 21 December 2012
  • Joined PEFC: 5 October 2006


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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