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“Together, interdependently, we will make the difference”

“We need a paradigm shift in how society perceives the whole forest/tree value chain,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as he opened the 22nd PEFC General Assembly, in Helsinki, Finland.

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PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

The next generation of PEFC members embraced the opportunity to share their experiences, learn from each other and get valuable information as they move along the road towards PEFC endorsement.

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Finnish Minister highlights value of PEFC

"It is a great honour to have the PEFC General Assembly here in Finland," said Jari Leppä, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, welcoming more than 150 participants, including PEFC members, potential members and invited guests, from around the world, to Helsinki...

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PEFC Week: reflections from day two

As day two of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017 came to a close, Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, shared this thoughts from the day.

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PEFC’s COP23 contribution focused on practical approaches to support smallholders

“Building viable models of group certification is critical for expanding sustainable forest management and forest certification, especially in the developing world,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and Development at PEFC International.

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PEFC Week: see how the first day went!

Ben Gunneberg, our CEO, catches us up on the highlights of the first day of PEFC Forest Certification Week 2017! Stay tuned for the next installment.

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The making of... PEFC Forest Certification Week

PEFC Forest Certification Week is the largest annual gathering of forest certification stakeholders, with more than 250 people meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week. Loads of work went into the preparation for it by the small team at PEFC International.

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Countdown to the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART

The PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is just one week a way – make sure you’re ready! Innovation and technology is all around us, but how often do we stop and consider how we could better use it to support forest certification? Our Stakeholder Dialogue will do exactly that.

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Connecting brand owners to forests: Innovation in the spotlight at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Technology has the ability to move boundaries and change how certification operates. Helping us to kick-start the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will be Sarah Crow from the American Forest Foundation, as she showcases the innovative ‘Forests in Focus’.

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PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue exploring SMART solutions in forest certification: Chain of Custody

Log tracking, dynamic data transfer, blockchain… what are the ‘must have’ technologies that can help us to strengthen trust and traceability throughout supply chains?

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Help Make Certification SMART – get involved with the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

Participate, partner, promote or pitch a solution: there are many ways you can get involved with the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: Making Certification SMART. And we are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Discover how new technologies can advance certification – Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue!

Whether it is hardware, software, services or tools, the incorporation of technology within forest certification can overcome many barriers. But what technologies exist, and how can they best be used? Join us for the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue to find out more...

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