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4 February 2020

Olympic venue becomes Japan’s first sports facility to achieve project certification

Sustainable construction

One of the venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the indoor tennis court of the Ariake Tennis Park Club House, is Japan’s first sports facility to achieve SGEC/PEFC project certification.

28 January 2020

PEFC Feels at Home in Malaysia


One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’, and obtained PEFC chain of custody certification in April 2018. The company offers a unique selection of sleek customised kitchenware, and won the MTCC Sustainability Award for Product Innovation and Diversification in September 2019.

28 January 2020

Double Certification FSC and PEFC – 2019 estimation


To make sure that double certified forest area does not appear twice in the statistics, PEFC and FSC decided in 2016 to provide mutually agreed estimates for the total global certified area. Estimates are published annually since that year.

23 January 2020

Forests are the Earth's lungs

Forests in photos

This January we hear from Sofyan Effendi, a runner up in our 2019 'Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. He tells us about his photo and the importance of elephants in Indonesian forests.

21 January 2020

Revised standards approved by the PEFC General Assembly

PEFC system news

We are delighted to announce that three revised PEFC standards were approved by the PEFC General Assembly. The standards will enter into force on 14 February 2020.


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

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