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PEFC™ stands for Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, a global non-profit organisation that has no ties to any government.

The ultimate goal of PEFC™ is to have all forests in the world managed responsibly.

  • Forest management certification
  • Regular inspections
  • Monitoring of social standards for forestry and processing industry

Certified wood

Forest management certification lets forest owners show that they manage their forests according to the requirements set by PEFC™. PEFC™-certified wood can only be harvested in a certified forest.

What does the PEFC™ do?

The PEFC™ frequently tests whether countries still comply with the standard drawn up by the PEFC™. This standard is regularly updated and subjected to repeat tests. This comprehensive method stimulates sustainable forest management.

PEFC™, more than just a quality mark for wood

In addition, PEFC™ also monitors labour standards in the forestry sector. PEFC™ is the only organisation to issue a quality mark to processing companies for complying with social requirements. By doing so, they protect the rights of people in the forest as well as the rights of employees in the forestry and paper industries.

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