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Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and agroforestry - Give your feedback now!

Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and agroforestry - Give your feedback now!

May 07 2018 Our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is now up for public consultation, and we are asking you to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve this vital document. Our Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the...

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Mar 21 2018 The 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now open, and we are waiting for your proposals! Make sure you have applied by 11 May 2018. This year, we are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification.   “Following the 2017...

India launches its national forest certification system!

India launches its national forest certification system!

Jan 31 2018 Regional workshops, extensive stakeholder engagement in the field and a countrywide public consultation... just some of the work undertaken by the multi-stakeholder group responsible for developing the national forest certification system of India. “Given the size of India and the diversity...

We explain the changes to our group certification standard

We explain the changes to our group certification standard

Jan 08 2018 Do you want to give your feedback as we revise our standard for group certification? But feel like you need more information on how the standard is changing? Then make sure you register for our upcoming webinars! Taking place Monday 5 and Wednesday 7 February, these webinars will introduce and...

American Tree Farm System and Czech Republic achieve PEFC re-endorsement

American Tree Farm System and Czech Republic achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jan 04 2018 The Czech Forest Certification System and the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) have successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Launched in 1941, ATFS is one of the oldest initiatives for certifying sustainable...

Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 14 2017 The national forest certification system of Belarus has successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming it continues to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. This re-endorsement also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in Belarus continue to benefit from the...

Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Dec 07 2017 PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the South African national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is one of our newest...

PEFC looks to the future at PEFC Week

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 from each other and get valuable information as they move along the road towards PEFC endorsement. Monday morning of PEFC Forest Certification Week, taking place in Helsinki, Finland, was dedicated to...

Give your feedback on the Korean forest certification system

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 system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI) is one of our newest national...

Republic of Congo joins PEFC as a national member

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, water and shelter to more than 75 million people, and are of significant economic importance,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “With PAFC-Congo becoming a member of PEFC and...

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