PEFC is the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
It is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. It is there to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are sourced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. National forest certification systems are assessed against PEFC’s unique and highly respected Sustainability Benchmarks practices.
PEFC has certification systems in more than 30 countries, totalling over 240 million hectares of forest.
PEFC have recently launched a new brochure explaining their unique approach to Forest Certification.
Details of the brochure can be found on their website at www.pefc.org/news-a-media/general-sfm-news/1134-new-brochure-exlains-pefc-s-unique-approach-to-forest-certifiction.
The website also includes other really interesting information about forests and how we can help promote PEFC