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14 October 2022

Trees and the forest are a passion

Certification on the ground

For International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, we celebrate women for their tireless work in the forest and in forestry. Rather than speaking about those women, we give the word to them. One of them is Joana dos Guimarães Sá from Portugal.

13 October 2022

Personally, I see the forest as life

Certification on the ground

15 October marks International Day of Rural Women, an occasion to celebrate women's achievements and take action for equality. We talked to Maria Emília Silva, a wood technology researcher from Portugal, who shared with us what inspired her to work in forestry, and what the forest means to her.

13 October 2022

We manage the forest to leave it in a better condition

Certification on the ground

For International Day of Rural Women, we give the word to women in forestry. Monica Persson, a forest owner from Sweden, shares her story, what a difference sustainable forest management has made in her forest, and how priorities have changed.

5 October 2022

Public consultation: Belgian forest certification system

PEFC system news

Give your feedback on the revised Belgian Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 1 December 2022.

4 October 2022

The forest needs to be preserved in a sustainable and respectful way

Forests in photos

Our photo of the month of October is ‘Autumn at Federa Lake’ by Sonia Fantini, one of the top 12 photos of our 2021 PEFC Photo Contest.

Conflict Timber

See PEFC's guidance following the announcement that all timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’.


See PEFC's latest COVID-19 guidance for certification bodies and certified entities.

PEFC Annual Review

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Hannah Prins

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