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PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

Nov 16 2017 The next generation of PEFC members embraced the opportunity to share their experiences, learn...

Give your feedback on the Korean forest certification system

Nov 01 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the Korean national forest certification...

Republic of Congo joins PEFC as a national member

Aug 11 2017 “The forests in the Congo Basin are home to more than 10,000 species. They provide food,...

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jun 14 2017 PEFC France, PEFC Italy and PEFC Sweden have all successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their...

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Jun 08 2017 We are delighted to announce that Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its...

Latvia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 08 2016 Latvia, one of the most heavily forested countries in Europe, has successfully achieved the...

Why should I seek PEFC endorsement for my system?


A PEFC-endorsed system provides important benefits to your country’s forests and wood products industry.



Key figures

49 National Governing Bodies


39 endorsed Systems


304 million ha of forest area


> 750,000 forest owners

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organization.

An international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.


What does PEFC Membership mean to you?

"It is interesting, refreshing and demanding to share experience and knowledge with like-minded people and organizations who face similar challenges but in different national, market and forest contexts."

Richard Stanton
Australian Forestry Standard

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