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PEFC International Annual Review – The Highlights of PEFC’s work in 2020

Posted on May 28, 2021

2020 saw our world change. Covid-19 changed the way we work, interact and meet – in short, our very lives. While in-person meetings, audits and trainings had been key to our work before, 2020 challenged us to adapt and change the way we work.

But with new challenges come new opportunities. The “new normal” brought new and innovative ways of working together and moving forward through a range of novel technological approaches.

Despite the challenges the past year brought, we remained committed to unlocking and building on the full contribution of forests for a sustainable world.

Moving Forward in 2020

In 2020, the PEFC alliance continued to grow, as we welcomed three new members into the family, and we continued to work together as a global team, collaborating and supporting each other.

We kept driving innovation and unlocking new opportunities with the approval of three revised standards, the development of a new Label Generator and the establishment of new working groups.

We focused our engagement in sectors such as construction, packaging and fashion, and we established collaborations with new partners and strengthened the way we work together. 

We worked to further increase our communications effectiveness, connecting consumers to the forest through online campaigns, publications and videos, and equipping them to become our ambassadors.

Our 2020 Annual Review gives an insight into the work of the PEFC alliance in 2020, highlighting some of the key achievements of PEFC and our partners – have a look!

Coming Together for 2020

Our 2020 Annual Review was released at our 2021 Members Meeting, which took place from 5 to 7 May. The PEFC alliance came together virtually to discuss key topics and issues, and exchange opinions and ideas. 

While we are physically far apart, we are socially close, making sure that PEFC keeps moving forward, even in these unusual times.

Annual Review 2020