Forests area: 325 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 20,000
Held between the 12 - 16 November 2018, PEFC Forest Certification Week includes the PEFC General Assembly and meetings and workshops dedicated to our members and invited guests.
As a global organization with members in 50 countries around the world, we are rarely all in the same place at once. PEFC Week therefore gives us the perfect occasion to update our members, provide training and cover some of the critical issues we face. This year that will include our new PEFC 2018-2022 Strategy, the revision of our Sustainable Forest Management standard and much more
The General Assembly is made up of all the members of PEFC and is our highest authority and decision-making body. This means it is the members who vote on the key decisions, such as endorsements, international standards, new members, statutes and budget.
Once a year the General Assembly meets in person, with the 23rd GA meeting taking place in Geneva.
This year, the General Assembly will be voting on vital issues to our organization, such as the approval of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard and revised Group Certification standard.
The day will come to a close with our award ceremony, as we reward our members that have seen the biggest rise in PEFC-certified hectares and chain of custody certificates within their country over the last year.
12 - 16 November 2018
Movenpick Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland