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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,...

Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Jul 13 2017 “The benefit of PEFC is that we are responsible for the development of our own national...

Innovative, exciting and pioneering: the 2017 Collaboration Fund projects...

Jul 11 2017 We are delighted to announce the winning projects of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund, each one...

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...

CertforChile and SFI achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Aug 18 2016 CertforChile and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), our National members in Chile and...

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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