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PEFC Annual Review 2016 – Highlighting the achievements of the PEFC...

May 23 2017 So much happened at PEFC in 2016, it is hard to know where to start! We were delighted to welcome...

PEFC members invited to comment on changes to the endorsement process

Apr 21 2017 As more and more countries join the PEFC family, we need to ensure our endorsement process can...

PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting

Mar 27 2017 PEFC invites all interested parties to give their comments on our revised Standard Setting...

Latvia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 08 2016 Latvia, one of the most heavily forested countries in Europe, has successfully achieved the...

CertforChile and SFI achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Aug 18 2016 CertforChile and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), our National members in Chile and...

German system and Malaysian Forest Plantation Standard achieve PEFC...

Jun 13 2016 Germany has become the second country to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national...

Why should I seek PEFC endorsement for my system?


A PEFC-endorsed system provides important benefits to your country’s forests and wood products industry.



Key figures

46 National Governing Bodies


38 endorsed Systems


300 million ha of forest area


> 750,000 forest owners

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organization.

An international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.


What does PEFC Membership mean to you?

"It is interesting, refreshing and demanding to share experience and knowledge with like-minded people and organizations who face similar challenges but in different national, market and forest contexts."

Richard Stanton
Australian Forestry Standard

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