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Belarus achieves PEFC re-endorsement

PEFC, Belarus

Belarus has successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming it continues to meet PEFC’s globally recognised Sustainability Benchmarks. This re-endorsement also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in Belarus continue to benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC. The Republican Association of Forest Certification …

PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue calls for purposeful innovation

PEFC, Stakeholder Dialogue

Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International Once technologies have been incorporated adeptly into certification systems, there will be a shift observed where certification systems are data brokers for social and environmental performance. “If done well, it will enable more and real-time information about product flows through the supply …

PEFC: Clean cities need clean wood

PEFC, clean wood, cities

The forest industry – and its place in sustainable living – took a pivotal role at the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference in Brisbane, Australia, last month. “Forestry is the oldest and best example of sustainable planning,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). AFS, the PEFC national member …

Strengthening sustainable forest management in Myanmar

PEFC, forest certification, Myanmar

“Forest certification has the potential to greatly support Myanmar's forest sector and contribute to the ongoing reform process,” said Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Director General of the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Government of Myanmar at the launch of a new initiative to promote sustainable …

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement

Hungary, PEFC, endorsement, national forest certification

Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna, Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. “The latest process was funded and …

Chile embraces sustainability in construction

PEFC, accreditation, building, construction, Chile

Sustainability in Chile’s construction sector got a boost as the Chile Green Building Council signed a collaboration agreement with CertforChile, a PEFC-endorsed national member. On earlier in March, the Chile Green Building Council (GBC Chile) signed three collaboration agreements that seek to promote sustainability in the construction …

PEFC intensifies cooperation with accreditation bodies

PEFC, accreditation

Accreditation bodies are the safeguard for credible certification. They ensure the impartiality and competence of the organisations responsible for certifying forest owners and companies – the certification bodies. Given their importance within the whole PEFC system, it is vital that they are kept up-to-date on all the latest developments …