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Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Jul 13 2017 “The benefit of PEFC is that we are responsible for the development of our own national forest certification system,” said Antony Stefanov, from the Council for Sustainable Forest Management and Certification in Bulgaria.   “This means we can ensure that our specific needs...

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

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

Jul 11 2017 We are delighted to announce the winning projects of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund, each one poised to have a real impact in helping to safeguard forests around the globe! “We received a fantastic range of projects for this year’s Fund,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and...

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement!

Jun 08 2017 We are delighted to announce that Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna,...

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

South Africa joins PEFC as a national member

Jun 01 2017 We are delighted to welcome South Africa as our latest PEFC national member, becoming our fourth member in Africa, alongside Cameroon, Gabon and Ghana. “Becoming a PEFC national member is an important step towards the endorsement of our country’s national forest certification...

PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC alliance

PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC alliance

May 23 2017 So much happened at PEFC in 2016, it is hard to know where to start! We were delighted to welcome new national members from Ghana, Hungary, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Romania and Thailand. You have to look back to the early days of our organization for so many members joining in one year....

PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

Apr 21 2017 As more and more countries join the PEFC family, we need to ensure our endorsement process can handle this growing number of assessments – all while ensuring it loses none of its rigour. Future-proofing our endorsement process is therefore our aim as we revise the document governing this...

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

Mar 27 2017 PEFC invites all interested parties to give their comments on our revised Standard Setting standard - PEFC ST 1001:201X. Give your feedback now! Deadline for comments is 29 May 2017. This standard contains the rules that national standardizing bodies have to follow when they develop and revise...

Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process

Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process

Mar 08 2017 Improving the efficiency and robustness of our endorsement process is a top priority as the revision of our key international standards enters its second year. After all, the PEFC process for the endorsement and mutual recognition of national forest certification system is THE process of our...

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Call for Proposals: the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now OPEN

Dec 22 2016 We end the year with some exciting news, the launch of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund! “This year we are looking to invest in projects that stimulate innovation and new solutions for promoting forest sustainability," said Sarah Price, Head of Projects & Development at PEFC...

The PEFC family continues to grow!

The PEFC family continues to grow!

Dec 15 2016 “We were delighted to welcome three new national members to the PEFC Alliance during our General Assembly”, said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as Macedonia, Romania and Thailand became the latest countries to join PEFC. “In fact, this year has been an incredible year for us, with six...

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