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Russian National Forest Certification System achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Russian National Forest Certification System achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Feb 19 2016 Russia has successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national forest certification system, confirming that it meets PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensuring that Russian certified forest owners and companies can benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC. With the...

How to participate in PEFC's Standards Revision

How to participate in PEFC's Standards Revision

Feb 17 2016 As we begin our standard revision process 2016-2017, there are several different ways for stakeholders to get involved. Please take a look at the range of options below, and help us to make the best even better! Working Groups The Working Groups (WGs) are the most powerful institution in the...

Hungary becomes latest PEFC member

Hungary becomes latest PEFC member

Jan 20 2016 PEFC International is delighted to welcome the Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. as the 41st national member joining the PEFC family. “We have learned from experience that PEFC is much more than a just label that allows consumers to make ethical purchases. PEFC is a cleverly...

Slovakian and Norwegian national systems achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Slovakian and Norwegian national systems achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jan 19 2016 Slovakia and Norway have become the latest countries to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems, verifying their continued compliance with PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. With this re-endorsement, the countries’ certified forest...

PEFC convenes experts to explore the way forward for certification of trees outside forests

PEFC convenes experts to explore the way forward for certification of trees outside forests

Dec 22 2015 “Trees outside Forests are an important part of the global forest resource and we have to take care of them for improved livelihoods,” said David Morales, Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). His remark came as experts gathered from Asia, Africa,...

Estonian and Polish national systems achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Estonian and Polish national systems achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 15 2015 Estonia and Poland have become the latest countries to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems for the first time. This not only confirms that they continue to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified...

New Zealand forest owners to benefit from international recognition

New Zealand forest owners to benefit from international recognition

Dec 10 2015 “We are very pleased to be able to provide New Zealand’s forest owners and managers with a PEFC-endorsed certification system,” said Dr. Andrew McEwen, chair of the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA), as New Zealand became the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement. With 9.5...

Chile and Latvia seek PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Chile and Latvia seek PEFC re-endorsement: public consultation open

Nov 24 2015 The CERTFOR Chile System and the Latvia PEFC Certification Scheme have become the latest systems to seek PEFC endorsement for the third time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on their compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 18 January 2016. The first...

SFI Inc. applies for PEFC re-endorsement

SFI Inc. applies for PEFC re-endorsement

Nov 19 2015 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), an independent North American forest certification program, has applied for re-endorsement by PEFC. The public is invited to comment on the documentation submitted by the SFI Program for their SFI 2015-2019 Standard and Rules by 3 January 2016. In 2001...

PEFC strengthens ties with forest industry in Viet Nam

PEFC strengthens ties with forest industry in Viet Nam

Oct 28 2015 PEFC and the Handicraft & Wood Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) will work together to develop PEFC Chain of Custody certification in Viet Nam: this was one of the key results from a week of outreach in the country. PEFC-certified material from around the world is already used by many...

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