The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) in our North American and Dominican Republic facilities oversees dozens of forestry certification systems that promote responsible forestry practices around the world.
What is this?
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization. Through independent third-party certification, the PEFC promotes sustainable forest management. It is the largest forest certification system in the world, representing 35 worldwide independent national forest certification systems.
PEFC-endorsed standards are subject to rigorous public review that ensures that they meet the many requirements for the standards development process, public review and sustainable forest management practices.
Why is it important?
Sustaining forests is a critical part of conservation efforts. Adhering to PEFC standards and being certified means we can provide complete traceability and responsible sourcing to our customers and protect the environment at the same time. The PEFC makes its entire documentation of national forest certification systems, including the independent assessments, publicly available.