PEFC short-listed for TTJ Environmental Achievement Award

PEFC’s commitment to advancing sustainable forest management has earned it a nomination for UK-based Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) Environmental Achievement category.

“We are proud that our commitment to advancing sustainable forest management, specifically the progress we have made in Asia, is being recognised by the prestigious TTJ Award,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “This sends an important signal to the many organisations and people involved in our various projects in Asia that their work is highly relevant and appreciated.”

PEFC International has made significant progress in developing and advancing sustainable forest management and growing demand for forest certification in Asia, thereby increasing the potential supply of sustainable timber by promoting sustainable forest management through forest certification.

Through a range of innovative methods and partnerships, PEFC International has enabled stakeholders throughout the region to develop national forest certification systems, increased the area of sustainably managed forests, grown market demand for responsibly produced products and improved access to forest certification for forest owners, from the large to the small.

Now in their 20th year, the annual TTJ Awards Environmental Achievement Award recognises and promotes the environmental performance in the forest sector. It is open to any organisation that can show demonstrable, evidence-backed improvement in environmental performance in the 12 months from July 2015 to June 2016.