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Without forests, our mother earth could not exist

Without forests, our mother earth could not exist

May 24 2018 Light in the Forest by Fabio Bercorpi is this month’s photo in the spotlight. This beautiful image rewarded Fabio with a runner up position in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Tell us about the photo I took this photo during a misty morning. It...

Austria, Canada, UK and Uruguay achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Austria, Canada, UK and Uruguay achieve PEFC re-endorsement

May 18 2018 The Austrian, Canadian, UK and Uruguayan national forest certification systems have successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Combined, these four systems account for over 40 million hectares of sustainably...

The forest solution: PEFC, fashion and sustainable supply chains

The forest solution: PEFC, fashion and sustainable supply chains

May 14 2018 From the high use of water and pesticides to produce cotton, to the climate impact of manufacturing synthetic fibres, the fashion industry is one of the most resource intensive industries in the world. In response, the fashion industry is increasingly looking to implement sustainability within...

2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund: two days left to apply!

May 09 2018 If you haven’t yet submitted your proposal to the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund make sure you do so soon – the deadline is just two days away on 11 May 2018. We are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification....

Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and agroforestry - Give your feedback now!

Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and agroforestry - Give your feedback now!

May 07 2018 Our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is now up for public consultation, and we are asking you to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve this vital document. Our Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the...

Building with wood: creative, innovation and inspirational

Building with wood: creative, innovation and inspirational

May 04 2018 Soaring roofs, spiraling staircases, beautiful balconies and spectacular walls: wood enables architects globally to embrace their creativity and design astonishingly beautiful buildings! Wood is the perfect material for inspiration and construction. It is strong and flexible, and importantly,...

Public consultation for new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module

Public consultation for new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module

Apr 25 2018 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), one of our PEFC members in North America, has submitted its new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module for endorsement. Stakeholders globally have until 9 June 2018 to make their comments. Head to our Online Consultation Tool to give your...

Get your cameras and phones ready – become the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year!

Get your cameras and phones ready – become the 2018 PEFC Photographer of the Year!

Apr 24 2018 It’s back!! The 2018 PEFC Photo Contest has begun, and we can’t wait to see what amazing photos will be coming our way! To enter is simple, check out www.pefc.photo to see if your country is taking part. Then head to Instagram and post your awesome forest photo using the contest...

UDT-CERT withdraws PEFC certificate from RDLP Bialystok

UDT-CERT withdraws PEFC certificate from RDLP Bialystok

Apr 19 2018 UDT-CERT has decided to withdraw the forest districts Hajnówka, Białowieża and Browsk from the scope of the certificate issued to RDLP Bialystok. This follows the ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Poland has failed its obligations to protect Białowieża forest under the...

PEFC Collaboration Fund: Calling on innovators in the forest sector!

PEFC Collaboration Fund: Calling on innovators in the forest sector!

Apr 17 2018 Help us to inspire purposeful innovation within forest certification! We are looking for technology solution providers to join forces with our members as they apply for the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund. The Fund's Call for Proposals is open until 11 May. This year, our Collaboration Fund is all...

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Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 20,000

(as of December 2017)
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