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Forest management is a long-term process. The results of good practice can often only become apparent after decades.PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification provides forest owners and managers with independent recognition of their responsible management practices.
In order to provide assurances that wood and wood-based products originate from sustainably managed forests, PEFC promotes Chain of Custody (CoC) certification.CoC certification outlines requirements for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product to ensure that the wood contained in the product or product line originates from certified forests.
PEFC Chain of Custody certification offers an efficient mechanism for companies to demonstrate alignment with EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) requirements.
Interest in procurement of wood and paper-based goods from sustainable sources and produced in a sustainable manner is growing. Concerned consumers, retailers, investors, communities, governments, and other groups increasingly want assurances that by buying and consuming these products they are making positive social and environmental contributions.