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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 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 …

PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) achieved certification to FSC forest management standards

13-04-2020
sustainable forestry, investor, New Forests, PT Hutan Ketapang Industri, HKI, certification, Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, forest management standards

International sustainable forestry investor New Forests announced that PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) achieved certification against the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) forest management standards. HKI is the first large-scale rubber plantation to operate with FSC certification for latex. FSC certification is a requirement of New …

Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

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) …

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