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Australian and Portuguese National Systems Achieve PEFC Re-endorsement

Australian and Portuguese National Systems Achieve PEFC Re-endorsement

Apr 28 2015 Australia and Portugal have become the latest countries to successfully achieve the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems by PEFC. This not only confirms that they continue to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified forest...

India Launches Process to Develop Forest Certification System

India Launches Process to Develop Forest Certification System

Mar 16 2015 “With forestry in India being at a critical crossroad, the decision to develop our own national forest certification system will be an important driver to promote the sustainable management of our forest resources,” said KK Singh, Chairman of the Network for Certification and Conservation of...

Forest Certification Moving Forward in India

Forest Certification Moving Forward in India

Mar 11 2015 The sustainable management of India’s forests is set to take a significant step forward next week with the launch of the development process of the Indian national forest certification system. This launch, an important step towards PEFC-recognized forest management certification in the country,...

Norway Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Norway Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Mar 04 2015 The Norwegian Forest Certification Scheme has become the latest system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 4 May 2015. Alongside Finland and Sweden, Norway was...

Slovakian and German Systems and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard Open for Global Public Consultation

Slovakian and German Systems and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard Open for Global Public Consultation

Feb 19 2015 The global public consultations for the Slovakian and German national forest certification systems and the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Plantations standard are now open, following their submission to PEFC for re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on their...

PAFC Cameroon Launches National Public Consultation

PAFC Cameroon Launches National Public Consultation

Feb 18 2015 PAFC Cameroon is pleased to announce the start of the national public consultation for the Cameroonian forest management certification standard. Stakeholders from around the country are invited to provide their feedback on the standard by 15 April 2015. "This public consultation is tremendously...

New Zealand Forests Gain International Visibility

New Zealand Forests Gain International Visibility

Jan 26 2015 PEFC International is extremely pleased to welcome New Zealand as the newest member of the PEFC alliance. With the acceptance of the New Zealand Forest Certification Association (NZFCA) as the PEFC National Member for New Zealand, the country’s forest growers gain visibility in the world’s leading...

Latest Country to Receive PEFC Endorsement Celebrates!

Latest Country to Receive PEFC Endorsement Celebrates!

Dec 11 2014 A special event held today in Jakarta saw Indonesia celebrate its achievement in becoming the latest country to receive PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. Organized by the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), the event gathered a wide range of...

PEFC Launches Vietnamese System Development Toolkit

PEFC Launches Vietnamese System Development Toolkit

Dec 08 2014 Government officials, forestry experts and certification bodies in Vietnam had the very first opportunity to see PEFC’s brand new Vietnamese version of the System Development Toolkit, following its launch today. On the occasion of PEFC CEO Ben Gunneberg’s trip to Vietnam, this new language version...

Finland Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Record Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Finland Seeks PEFC Endorsement for a Record Fourth Time: Public Consultation Open

Dec 02 2014 The Finnish Forest Certification Scheme has become the first ever system to seek PEFC endorsement for the fourth time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 2 February 2015. “We are heartened and encouraged...

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