What does PEFC really mean?

What does PEFC really mean?1 May 2017

PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system.

PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
through Forest and Chain of Custody independent third-party certification.

Forest certification assures that forests are managed in line with challenging environmental, social, and economic requirements.

Chain of Custody certification enables certified material to be tracked from the forest to the final product.
PEFC is about the supply of Certified Product and Chain of Custody, which involves the tracking of wood products originating from
certified forests through all phases of transformation to the end product used by consumers. This ensures that two views are
covered - this being Sustainable Forest Management and sourcing of Wood & Paper Products as well as Legal Forest Management
and sourcing of Wood & Paper Products.