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PEFC Toolkit Supports National Forest Certification System Development

PEFC Toolkit Supports National Forest Certification System Development

Dec 19 2013 “Drawing on PEFC’s 15 year experience in leading standard setting processes and running forest certification systems across 36 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...

Certification System Developers Benefit from PEFC Support

Certification System Developers Benefit from PEFC Support

Dec 17 2013 “With 11 countries from three continents participating in our second PEFC system development workshop, it has been a great success, even greater than last year,” said Remi Sournia, PEFC Project Officer, on the sidelines of the 2013 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, last...

The Best of Both Worlds: National Standards Reflecting International Requirements

The Best of Both Worlds: National Standards Reflecting International Requirements

Dec 16 2013 Developing national standards in line with international requirements may not be easy, but it holds the most promise for creating real transformation, says Sarah Price, PEFC Head of Projects & Development. As we can all recognize there are no easy answers for sustainability related questions....

Indonesian Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

Indonesian Forest Certification Scheme Open for Public Consultation

Dec 05 2013 With the application of the Indonesian Forestry Certification Co-operation (IFCC) for PEFC endorsement, Indonesia has become the third Asian country after Malaysia and China to seek PEFC endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on IFCC’s compliance with PEFC...

Portugal Announces Start of Standard Setting Process

Portugal Announces Start of Standard Setting Process

Nov 27 2013 The Portuguese Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry (ICNF), the Portuguese Standardization Body responsible for the establishment and revision of the PEFC-endorsed Portuguese Sustainable Forest Management Standard (NP 4406), has recently announced the start of a new standard-setting...

A New Standard for Managing Australia’s Forests

A New Standard for Managing Australia’s Forests

Nov 04 2013 Australia’s forest management is stepping into a new era with the release of the revised Australian Standard for forest management (AS4708–2013). The revised and improved standard reflects current best forest management practice and further strengthens forest managers’ responsibilities in...

Argentina Seeks PEFC Endorsement

Argentina Seeks PEFC Endorsement

Aug 27 2013 The Argentine Forest Certification System is seeking endorsement by PEFC for the first time, and interested parties from around the world are encouraged to participate in the global public consultation, an important element of the independent assessment process, by 26 October 2013. There are over...

Luxembourg Forest Certification System Seeks Re-Endorsement by PEFC

Luxembourg Forest Certification System Seeks Re-Endorsement by PEFC

Aug 21 2013 The Luxembourg Forest Certification Scheme is the latest system to seek PEFC endorsement for the third time and stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on its compliance with PEFC International's Sustainability Benchmarks by 19 October 2013. PEFC Luxembourg first achieved...

Malaysian and Gabonese Certification Schemes Open for Public Consultation

Malaysian and Gabonese Certification Schemes Open for Public Consultation

Aug 13 2013 The Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) and the PAFC Gabon Forest Certification Scheme are now open for global public consultation, with both national forest certification systems seeking PEFC endorsement for the second time. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on their...

Practitioners’ Workshop: Developing National Certification Systems

Practitioners’ Workshop: Developing National Certification Systems

Aug 05 2013 In response to the growing interest in PEFC on all continents, PEFC International will be offering a technical workshop during the Forest Certification Week tailored specifically to support organizations actively pursuing certification system development. In recognition of the growing importance...

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