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Going beyond forests: PEFC to open certification to farmers and...

May 07 2018 Our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark is now up for public consultation, and we are...

Call for Proposals: the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund competition is now...

Mar 21 2018 The 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund is now open, and we are waiting for your proposals! Make sure you...

India launches its national forest certification system!

Jan 31 2018 Regional workshops, extensive stakeholder engagement in the field and a countrywide public...

American Tree Farm System and Czech Republic achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jan 04 2018 The Czech Forest Certification System and the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) have successfully...

Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

Dec 14 2017 The national forest certification system of Belarus has successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement,...

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

Jun 14 2017 PEFC France, PEFC Italy and PEFC Sweden have all successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their...

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

49 National Governing Bodies


39 endorsed Systems


313 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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