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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...

Japanese Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

Japanese Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

May 13 2015 Japan’s Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) has applied for the endorsement and mutual recognition of the Japanese Forest Certification System by PEFC. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by 13 July...

Belarusian Forest Certification System Open for Public Consultation

Belarusian Forest Certification System Open for Public Consultation

May 07 2015 The Belarusian Forest Certification System is the latest system to seek PEFC re-endorsement for the first time and stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 6 July 2015. The Republican Association of Forest...

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