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Annual Review 2009

Annual Review 2009

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Published by PEFC International
The Annual Review 2009 highlights the challenges that forest certification faces in the foreseeable future, and explains the steps that PEFC International has taken to tackle them.
The Annual Review 2009 highlights the challenges that forest certification faces in the foreseeable future, and explains the steps that PEFC International has taken to tackle them.

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Published by: PEFC International on May 21, 2010
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pefc annualreview
chairmen andSecretary General
Board of directorS
Michael Proschek-HauptmannSheam SatkuruBjörn AndrénHans DrielsmaNathalie Hufnagel-JovySébastien GenestPierre GrandadamKaren BrandtWilliam Luddy
a letter from the chairman and Secretary General 01liSt of pefc international memBerS 02pefc international memBerShip and endorSementS 04international StaKeholder memBerS 05mileStoneS 06pefc GloBal StatiSticS, 31 decemBer 2009 08enhancinG the role of certification 10reflectinG on 10 yearS of pefc certification 11enhancinG the Quality of certification 12enhancinG KnowledGe aBout certification 14electionS to the Board of directorS 16international Staff 18what otherS Say aBout pefc 20
2009 saw the tenth anniversary ofthe PEFC Council. Over the pastten years we have seen forestcertication grow to cover 8% ofthe world’s forest area and over aquarter of the world’s roundwoodproduction. And of that PEFC isresponsible for two thirds of theareas and volumes.
This is a good start for ten years, butwe need to bear in mind that forestcertication was originally developedto provide a market mechanism toaddress the challenges faced bytropical wood producing countries.However, certication over that periodwas primarily taken up in the temperatenorth with over 90% of certicationtaking place in Europe and NorthAmerica. So the easy low hanging fruithave been picked. With certicationbecoming the mainstay of increasingnumbers of public and privateprocurement policies around the world,the challenge now is to mainstreamcertication of sustainable managedforests and to extend the reach of thistool to the global south. In so doing,certication needs to become relevantto tackling many of the challengesfacing society including climate changeand rural development. This requirespartnerships and working together toincrease the value of certication, notonly to the market place, but also tosociety.Over the last year PEFC has seenthe rst endorsements of certicationsystems in Asia (Malaysia), Africa(Gabon) and Russia. We will need tobuild on these early successes andgrow the certied forest resourceto meet the ever increasing marketdemand for certied productsincreasingly being demanded byconsumers.We look forward to working with allstakeholders over the next ten years toexpand the reach and benets of forestcertication worldwide to the markets,customers, and forest dependentcommunities including forest owners,workers and indigenous peoples. Muchfocus in the last ten years has rightlybeen on the environmental benetsof sustainably managed forests. Nowit’s the time to ensure the socialcontributions of forest and forestrelated activities are better understoodby society and reected in sustainableforest management practices worldwideand it goes without saying that theeconomic viability of forests will becrucial to deliver these social andenvironmental benets.William StreetBen Gunneberg
a letter from the chairmanand Secretary General

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