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Editor’s pickPEFC stakeholders join forces in implementing group certification in Thailand

PEFC, Thailand Forestry Certification Council, TFCC, group certification project, smallholders, rubber, Thailand

PEFC and the Thailand Forestry Certification Council (TFCC), its national member for Thailand, have launched a group certification project to support smallholders producing rubber in Thailand. PEFC and the Thailand Forestry Certification Council (TFCC) have launched a group certification project to support smallholders producing rubber in …

First homeware manufacturer in Malaysia obtains CoC certification of MTCS

One-Tech, PEFC-certified homeware, green manufacturing, sustainable design, chain of custody certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, MTCS,

Sustainable manufacturing and responsible sourcing are at the centre of Malaysian firm One-Tech, that recently became the first manufacturer in Malaysia producing PEFC-certified homeware under its DAPO brand. Founded in 1993, One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’ and sustainable design since 2013, in a desire to …

PEFC extends transition period for 2020 standards

PEFC, extension, transition, PEFC Trademarks, Certification Body Requirements, Chain of Custody standards, COVID-19

To support certified entities and certification bodies during the COVID-19 challenge, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has extended the transition period for its three revised international standards by six months. This extension applies to the 2020 versions of the Chain of Custody (ST 2002), PEFC Trademarks (ST 2001) …

MTCC aims to expand scope of certification with 5-year strategy plan

Malaysia, certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Council, PEFC, FMU, FMPU, Chain of Custody, forest management, strategy

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council has the ambition to expand certification and has developed a 5 year strategy to increase the number of certified FMU to 40 and the number of timber companies certified under CoC to 600, reported ITTO. There are currently 4.37 million hectares of PEFC Certified Forests (as of 31 Dec. 2019) in 16 FMUs and …

New measures in Japan to increase certification of sustainably sourced materials

Japan, certification, sustainably sourced materials, wood, forest management, FSC, PEFC, tax, law

Contemporary Japanese design made of wood has always been popular, yet the promotion of certified sustainably sourced materials seems absent, according to a report in the Japan Times FSC launched a Japan standard certification This year, however, the government introduced a new forest management law and forest tax, which it says is designed to …

Singapore plans to expand chain of custody certification and responsible sourcing of forest products

PEFC, Chain of Custody certification scheme, Asia

As a big consumer of imported materials, Singapore is being encouraged to become a centre of influence, committed to responsible procurement from the Asian region’s forests and plantations, said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International CEO. He was speaking at a Roundtable and Lunch at Grand Copthorne Hotel on 19 September. The event was attended …

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