Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organisation

PEFC Essentials – Training Programme

In response to growing demand for training on our global forest certification programme, the PEFC team has developed a user-friendly, e-learning platform – PEFC Essentials.

Free of charge to PEFC-certified companies, the training comprises six key learning modules.

You can view a PEFC Essentials training taster here

  •  Module 1: Why Forests Matter?
  •  Module 2: What is PEFC?
  •  Module 3: How Do We Do It?
  •  Module 4: Delivering Impacts
  •  Module 5: From Local Forest to Global Market
  •  Module 6: PEFC Benefits for Business
  •  Bonus Module: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.


Who Is The Tool For?

PEFC Essentials has been primarily designed for the sales and marketing teams of the 20,000+ companies around the globe trading in PEFC-certified products. Customers buying wood-based products from paper and packaging to constructional timber, flooring and furniture, are increasingly seeking assurances of responsible sourcing. 

By investing in PEFC certification, certified companies have demonstrated their commitment to the responsible sourcing of its raw materials and a sustainable future for the world’s forests. PEFC Essentials has been developed to better equip certified companies’ teams with the knowledge to respond to customer queries about the global sustainable forest management programme that sits behind the PEFC label.

Become a Corporate Member

You may not have PEFC Chain of Custody Certification but you can still enjoy the benefits of membership of PEFC UK.

How Long Does It Take?

All of the modules can be completed in either a single sitting, taking about sixty minutes, or a module at a time.

How Can I Access The Training?

While the training package is available to members free of charge, access is controlled by license. PEFC UK has been allocated a limited number of licenses and will offer these on a first come, first served basis. 

If you would like to access the PEFC Essentials training package, register your interest now by e-mailing Tracey Reeve