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PEFC Standards Revision

About PEFC

pefc treesPEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

We are an umbrella organization that endorses national forest certification systems developed collaboratively by all interested stakeholders and tailored to local priorities and conditions. Each national forest certification system undergoes rigorous third party assessment against PEFC's unique Sustainability Benchmarks.

These Benchmarks set best practice requirements for forest management, making PEFC the leading forest certification system globally. With over 300 million hectares of forest certified to PEFC globally, we are the world's largest forest certification system.

Further Information

  • To find out all about PEFC, please visit our website.
  • You can also read our brochure to discover our unique approach to forest certification.


We are on hand if you have any questions regarding the revision process, or PEFC in general. For any questions, queries or requests, please get in contact with our standards revision contact point Christian Kämmer at or call +41 22 799 4540.