PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system. PEFC’s 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.
As the world’s largest forest certification system, PEFC remains the certification system of choice for small, non-industrial private forests, with hundreds of thousands of family forest owners certified to comply with our internationally recognized Sustainability Benchmark.
Forests are among the most biodiverse and valuable terrestrial ecosystems on the planet and vital for our livelihoods. Sustainable forest management helps maintaining and enhancing the values forests provide – now and for the future.
PEFC bases its Sustainability Benchmark on broad consensus by society, expressed in globally respected international and intergovernmental process and guidelines. Their best practice standards promote environmentally sound, socially just, and economically viable management of our forests globally.
The PEFC logo and labels are globally trusted trademarks. They assist businesses, consumers, forest owners and managers, and other stakeholders to identify and promote merchandise and goods from forests that are managed sustainably.