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PEFC turns 20!

PEFC turns 20!

Jan 21 2019 2019 is a very special year for the PEFC family as together we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Before the birth of PEFC, forest certification was designed primarily for large-scale forest owners, managing huge areas of land and able to shoulder the burden of certification. But this meant the...

Call for nominations: sustainable forest management and certification body requirements

Call for nominations: sustainable forest management and certification body requirements

Jan 17 2019 PEFC invites stakeholders globally to nominate candidates for the Certification Body Requirements for Chain of Custody Revision Working Group and for our newly established permanent Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. To nominate a candidate to participate in one of these working groups,...

Online Chain of Custody auditor training – register now!

Online Chain of Custody auditor training – register now!

Jan 14 2019 We have updated our training schedule with two options for online update trainings in March, each held on two half days. Experienced auditors that need to attend a PEFC recognized training can sign up for one of those online trainings. One will be held on 6 and 7 March 2019, both days from 13:30...

Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture

Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture

Jan 11 2019 In his recently launched furniture company Oak and Hide, joiner Ben McGreevy re-imagines flat-pack furniture.  Based in Brisbane, Australia, he uses locally sourced Australian Hoop Pine to craft furniture that will be ingeniously flat-packed for delivery but will out-live cheaper flat-packed...

The forest and the mountains are my second home

The forest and the mountains are my second home

Jan 08 2019 In 2018 we held the second ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. We asked photographers and forest lovers from around the world to show us what forests meant to them and received more than 12,000 stunning photos! From those images, we chose our 12 winners. Have a look at them...

European cities choose PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration

European cities choose PEFC-certified Christmas trees – for a sustainable celebration

Dec 21 2018 Christmas is just around the corner. That means it is once again time for magnificent Christmas trees to light up city centres and spread seasonal splendour. Even better, several European cities have chosen PEFC-certified firs and spruces as their Christmas trees. A traditional gift London...

New study highlights strength of PAFC Gabon

New study highlights strength of PAFC Gabon

Dec 20 2018 Becoming the world leader in certified tropical wood: This is the declared goal of Gabon. To reach the goal, the Gabonese government recently stated that all forest concessions must become certified. During a recent Certification Forum, organized to elaborate concrete steps towards this goal,...

Camp inspired by Tasmania’s first people receives first highly commended prize!

Camp inspired by Tasmania’s first people receives first highly commended prize!

Dec 20 2018 Awarded for the first time at the World Architecture Festival (WAF), the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize, supported by PEFC, brought extraordinary buildings and inspirations for a sustainable future in construction. Besides the winning project, the jury highlighted two more outstanding...

Award winning members at PEFC Forest Certification Week

Award winning members at PEFC Forest Certification Week

Dec 19 2018 With an increase of more than nine million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in the US and Canada over the past year, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) took top prize for growth during our PEFC Forest Certification Week award ceremony in mid-November. “SFI is pleased to be recognized by...

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: Discover the Second Highly Commended Prize!

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: Discover the Second Highly Commended Prize!

Dec 17 2018 The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is over, but what stays are the impressions of wonderful buildings, modern designs and sustainable constructions. Besides the winning project in the category Best Use of Certified Timber, supported by PEFC, the jury highlighted two more extraordinary...

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Forests area: 307 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of September 2018)
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