Forests area: 313 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 20,000
The Benefits of PEFC Certification
There is an increasing demand for responsibly sourced wood based products. Interest in Chain of Custody certification is increasing, from the forest owner to the consumer, people are looking to protect their forests in our world.
Availability and Choice – Two-thirds of the worlds certified forest is certified to PEFC. That's currently more than 304 million hectares, offering the widest supply of sustainable timber products.
Access to markets – Chain of custody certification offers companies access to markets for environmentally responsible products with enhanced brand value.
A clear and transparent message – the PEFC logo and label on a product communicates to customers in a clear, concise and transparent manner that timber and wood-based products have been responsibly sourced.
Risk management – PEFC's Due Diligence System, (DDS) excludes wood from unknown, illegal and controversial sources, and includes social requirements to protect the fundamental rights of workers along the supply chain.
Traceability – Chain of Custody certification offers assurances that the certified material in the final product, originated from a PEFC certified forest, managed with due respect for environmental, economic and social standards.