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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...

PEFC Milestone: We Welcome our 40th Member

PEFC Milestone: We Welcome our 40th Member

Sep 28 2015 “As we welcome India to the PEFC alliance, we can take this time to celebrate reaching the important milestone of 40 PEFC national members,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, as India’s Network for Certification Conservation of Forests (NCCF) joined PEFC last month. “We would like to...

CSA Seeks Public Comments on the New Canadian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

CSA Seeks Public Comments on the New Canadian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management

Sep 25 2015 The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) invites stakeholders from around Canada to take part in the public consultation for the fourth version of the country’s National Standard on Sustainable Forest Management, CAN/CSA-Z809. Stakeholders can review and comment on the Standard online until 6...

Finland Achieves PEFC Endorsement for a Record Fourth Time

Finland Achieves PEFC Endorsement for a Record Fourth Time

Sep 01 2015 The Finnish Forest Certification Scheme has become the first ever system to achieve PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. This confirms that Finland continues to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensures that Finnish certified forest owners continue to benefit from the...

India Joins PEFC’s Alliance

India Joins PEFC’s Alliance

Aug 25 2015 India has become the latest country to join PEFC – an addition that sees PEFC reach the 40 National members milestone. With Japan joining in 2014, and China and Indonesia achieving endorsement of their national forest certification systems the same year, the addition of India’s Network for...

Philippines: Sustainable Forestry Offers Massive Potential to Improve Livelihoods

Philippines: Sustainable Forestry Offers Massive Potential to Improve Livelihoods

Jul 23 2015 “Sustainable forest management certification is at a tipping point, becoming the norm, making this an ideal time for the Philippines to join other leaders in the region to promote sustainable livelihood and forests in the Philippines and its trading partners,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC...

PEFC’s 2015 Collaboration Fund set to have a Global Impact

PEFC’s 2015 Collaboration Fund set to have a Global Impact

Jun 26 2015 This year, PEFC’s Collaboration Fund has gone truly global, with the winning projects coming from all four corners of the world. “It’s the first year in the Collaboration Fund’s five year history that we’ve had such well-developed proposals full of ambitious and innovative ideas come in from all...

Hungary Moves Closer to a National Forest Certification System

Hungary Moves Closer to a National Forest Certification System

Jun 22 2015 Hungary has taken an important step forwards in the development of its National Forest Certification System with the launch of the national public consultation for the Hungarian sustainable forest management standard. There has been a growing demand among local stakeholders for a PEFC-endorsed...

Smallholders Lead the Way on PEFC Certification in Vietnam

Smallholders Lead the Way on PEFC Certification in Vietnam

Jun 15 2015 There is urgent need for government, donors and industry to support the newly established Vietnamese Forestry Certification System in order to meet the government’s ambitious forest certification targets, especially given the vast amount of smallholders in the country. It is therefore essential to...

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