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Editor’s pickMTCC receives PEFC Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding forest certification effort

13-11-2020
MTCC, Malaysian Timber Certification Council, award, PEFC

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) has been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) for the greatest increase in PEFC-certified forest area. The award was presented at the virtual PEFC Awards Ceremony held on 11 November 2020 in conjunction with PEFC …

Editor’s pickNew dates announced for World Architecture Festival; Best Use of Certified Timber Prize entry deadline postponed

25-08-2020
World Architecture Festival, WAF, PEFC, Architecture, Construction, Timber, Certified Timber, Competition

The WAF's Use of Certified Timber Prize 2019, supported by the PEFC, went to Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre, Australia The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) are continuing their collaboration, awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the …

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

20-05-2020
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

26-03-2020
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

26-03-2020
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

03-02-2020
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

19-12-2019
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 …

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