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National Forest Certification System of Gabon Achieves Re-endorsement

National Forest Certification System of Gabon Achieves Re-endorsement

Nov 24 2014 The Gabonese forest certification system has successfully achieved re-endorsement by PEFC, confirming that it continues to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. "We spent two years working very hard to revise our system and meet PEFC benchmarks and deadlines, so we are...

Japan Becomes Fourth Asian Country to Join as a PEFC National Member

Japan Becomes Fourth Asian Country to Join as a PEFC National Member

Nov 05 2014 Momentum continues to grow for PEFC in the Asia region with Japan becoming the latest Asian country to join as a National Member. Following in the footsteps of China, Indonesia and Malaysia, the addition of Japan’s Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (SGEC) to the PEFC alliance shows that PEFC...

China Celebrates Endorsement of its National System at International Symposium

China Celebrates Endorsement of its National System at International Symposium

Nov 03 2014 The endorsement of the Chinese Forest Certification Scheme (CFCS) was the centerpiece of the recent International Symposium on Forest Certification, held in Beijing, China. Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), in collaboration with PEFC International, the PEFC China Initiative and...

Indonesian Forests to Benefit from PEFC Certification

Indonesian Forests to Benefit from PEFC Certification

Oct 09 2014 Indonesian forests, home to some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world, can now benefit from credible, globally recognized sustainable forest management certification following the endorsement of the Indonesian Forestry Certification Co-operation (IFCC) by PEFC, the world’s leading...

Spanish PEFC System Development Toolkit Launched in Mexico

Spanish PEFC System Development Toolkit Launched in Mexico

Sep 23 2014 “Drawing on PEFC’s 15 years of experience in leading standard setting processes and running forest certification systems across 37 countries, this Toolkit brings together the collective knowledge of PEFC members and presents it in a format to inspire and guide other organizations embarking on the...

“A significant milestone for safeguarding global forests”

“A significant milestone for safeguarding global forests”

Sep 17 2014 “It gives me great pride and pleasure as Vice Chair of PEFC International to provide you with some introductory remarks at such a prestigious event to celebrate the launching of the Chinese National Standard for sustainable forest management,” said Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, PEFC Vice Chair, during...

Five National Forest Certification Systems Achieve Re-endorsement

Five National Forest Certification Systems Achieve Re-endorsement

Aug 13 2014 The national forest certification systems of Luxembourg, Malaysia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland have all successfully achieved re-endorsement by PEFC. This re-endorsement confirms that these five systems continue to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks and ensures that...

Forest Owners in Argentina Can Now Benefit from International Recognition

Forest Owners in Argentina Can Now Benefit from International Recognition

Aug 05 2014 PEFC International is pleased to announce the next PEFC-endorsed national forest certification system in South America, the Argentine Forest Certification System. “The endorsement of our system by PEFC is excellent news, as our forest owners will now be able to demonstrate that they manage their...

Australia and Portugal Seek PEFC Re-endorsement for the Second Time

Australia and Portugal Seek PEFC Re-endorsement for the Second Time

Jul 31 2014 The Australian Forest Certification Scheme and the Portuguese Forest Certification Scheme are now open for global public consultation, following their submission for PEFC re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on their compliance with PEFC International's...

Polish Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

Polish Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

Jul 22 2014 The Polish Forest Certification Scheme 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 15 September 2014. PEFC Poland first achieved endorsement...

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