PEFC

What is PEFC?

PEFC, Programme for the endorsment of Forest Certification, is a worldwide non-profit, non-governmental organisation that promotes sustainable forestation. The end goal of PEFC is that all forests in the world will eventually be managed responsibly. By means of certification of forest management, forest owners can show that their forest meets the requirements of PEFC management. A certified forest can produce PEFC certified wood. Chain of Custody certified companies further down the chain are able to fabricate it into PEFC certified products.

What does PEFC do?

PEFC has created the Sustainability Benchmark for sustainable forest management based on international principles. PEFC audits whether national standards meet the mentioned benchmark. This is an extensive process. National certification systems that are approved will fall under the PEFC label. 34 countries are currently part of PEFC and 28 of them have an approved standard for sustainable forestation. National standards are reviewed every 5 years ensuring continuous improvement, which makes PEFC unique. The sustainability benchmark is also reviewed regularly.

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PEFC certification

PEFC certificate REINÆRDT