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What is PEFC?

  • PEFC is the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes.
  • The PEFC Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification.
  • PEFC certification assures buyers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
  • PEFC provides compatibility and quality assurance between international forest certification schemes.
  • PEFC is one of the largest schemes in the world for certifying sustainable forest management.

 

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What are the PEFC principles?

  • No more wood is harvested than is regrown
  • Trees are replanted or naturally regenerated after harvesting
  • Workers' rights and welfare are protected
  • Local employment is encouraged
  • Indigenous peoples' and owners' rights, ie, those who earn their livelihoods from and/or live in the forest, are respected.

 

  • Forests are maintained as habitats for wild animals and plants
  • Functions of forests for the protection of water, soil and climate are protected
  • Biodiversity of forest ecosystems is conserved
  • The origin of the wood raw material is verified

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