National members

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

PEFC Sweden

The Swedish Forest Certification System was first endorsed in 2000 and has been re-endorsed a further three times. The system maintained its endorsement in December 2023.

Swedish national system endorsement certificate 182.13 KB

System elements

Sustainable forest management standardYes
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)No
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)No
Group certification requirementsYes
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: 5 December 2022
  • Review date: 5 December 2027
Swedish national system endorsement milestones 138.58 KB

2023 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained
  • Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement)
  • Assessment Report
  • Assessor: Indufor
  • System submitted for assessment: 24 January 2023
  • Consultation: 27 February - 27 April 2023

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

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 4 December 2023
  • Re-endorsed: 31 May 2017
  • Re-endorsed: 3 November 2011
  • Re-endorsed: 28 February 2006
  • Endorsed: 23 May 2000
  • Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999

PEFC Sweden

History before PEFC

Sweden was one of the founding countries of PEFC and PEFC Sweden (Svenska PEFC) was created in May 2000 by The Forest Owner Associations, The Federation of Swedish sawmillers, The Orienteering Federation, The Forestry and Woodworkers Union, The Association of Forest Contractors and Eight Church Episcopates.

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

The PEFC Alliance enables us to create high quality standards and develop our work in all aspects of sustainable forest management. PEFC certification serves as a common language in the diverse World of Forests!


PEFC Sweden
Franzéngatan 1
112 51 Stockholm

Christina Lundgren
National Secretary
Tel: +46 70 380 83 84

Thomas Löwenberg 
Marketing Manager
Tel: +46 70 225 57 28

Sture Karlsson

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