Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification
PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system. The credible standards seek to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally – to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.
PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, was established in 1993 to develop standards for responsible forest management – a credible global system to certify responsibly produced timber.
The FSC operates a chain of custody certification system so that the source of timber can be traced back to its point of origin and forest management certification based on a set of global principles and criteria.
Since its beginning more than 130 million hectares in more than 80 countries have been certified to FSC Forest Management standards. Globally, FSC-certified businesses sell several thousand products that carry the FSC trademark.
The FSC is an independent, non-government and non-profit organisation in 46 countries including Australia.