An online certification system for UK woodland owners.
PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification system and an internationally recognised brand devoted to ensuring that forests are managed according to environmental, social and economic criteria.
We are an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management through independent third-party certification.
PEFC works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed collaboratively by all interested stakeholders and has recognised certification systems in 53 countries.
Forests are critical for sustainable development providing a wealth of goods and services that are essential for a greener economy. Forest certification is crucial in providing evidence of sustainable forest management.
PEFC expands forest certification globally through its unique bottom-up approach to certification and is the certification system of choice for family and community-owned forests. The UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) is the national forest certification standard for the UK.
Forest products are at the centre of a huge range of vibrant sectors and industries. Each one has its own particular supply chain and relationship to PEFC and certification.
Here you will find information and guidance on why adopting PEFC certification promotes sustainability, helps develop a low carbon economy and combats climate change.
Chain of Custody is the process of handling information on the origin of forest-based products.
This allows organisations to make accurate and verifiable claims on the content of sustainably certified material and proves that each step of the supply chain from the forest to the end user has been monitored closely through independent auditing.
The PEFC logo and label on a product communicates to customers that the wood or fibre has been responsibly sourced.
At PEFC, we have a longstanding commitment to halting deforestation through the promotion of sustainable forest management and products that do not contribute to forest loss. We are committed to continuing this work and strongly support the objectives of the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR).
Our standards are already well positioned to meet many key elements of the EUDR, and we are working intensively to align them more closely with EUDR requirements. PEFC chain of custody certified companies and PEFC certified forest owners will soon be able to benefit from our practical solutions to enable them to successfully implement EUDR.
Keep up to date with the latest activity of PEFC via our regular news updates and newsletters. You can also access a huge range of publications and case studies dedicated to showing how PEFC–certified products can add value to you and your organisation.
You can also find out where to come and meet PEFC in person at various trade shows and events across the UK and internationally.
Discover the benefits of PEFC UK Corporate membership. Learn more about what you can do to demonstrate your support for sustainable forest management.
PEFC provides brochures and toolkits as well as technical information on a variety of issues.
For more detailed information concerning certification, kindly contact a UK accredited and notified certification body or a consultant specialising in Chain of Custody certification.
For general questions, feel free to contact us directly.