The Swedish Forest Certification System was first endorsed in 2000 and has been re-endorsed a further three times.
2016 system documentation
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: 20 April 2016
- Review date: 20 April 2021
- Re-endorsed: 31 May 2017
- Re-endorsed: 3 November 2011
- Re-endorsed: 28 February 2006
- Endorsed: 23 May 2000
- Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999
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!