- Promoting Sustainable Forest Management For more info: www.pefc.org (
For full details of news, press releases, reports etc. see website above
No 37 – May 2007
onmerelya handful of criteria?
Notfor Indigenous People? No
If you think that the above is true, you might wantto check out the new
Did You Know?’
sectionon the PEFC Council website
www.pefc.org.This new section provides the facts behind anumber of incorrect assertions, including issuessuch as indigenous people’s participation; ENGOsupport of PEFC; social dialogue; who is entitledto use the PEFC logo and other current topics.
‘Why you need a chain of custody’
The PEFC brochure “
Responsible procurement of wood-based materials from sustainably managed forests – why you need a chain of custody
” has been fullyrevised and updated and now isavailable at www.pefc.org >Documentation > PEFC Brochures. Translationsin languages other than English will be availableshortly.
Looking for an accreditedPEFC certifier?
The new PEFC Council Interactive Database listsall certifiers who can perform the necessaryaudits for PEFC certification in a given country.By selecting a country and the type of certification (Sustainable Forest Management or Chain of Custody certification), you can get a listof the PEFC notified certifiers, who are eligible toundertake the certification in question. For countries without a national PEFC member organisation, such as the Netherlands, China,Hungary, Japan or Malaysia, the certifiers arelisted under the category heading “PEFCCouncil”. For further information on how tobecome certified, contact your national PEFCmember organisation or the PEFC Council.
PEFC Information CD
The new edition of the PEFC Information CD isnow available. The box for the CD (the DiscboxSlider case) was is of 100% PEFC certifiedcarton, produced by Stora Enso and in additionto its benefits on sustainability, is slimmer andlighter than the commonly used standard plasticcase.
New PEFC Council Information CD in the100% PEFC certified carton case
Contents include the PEFC Council AnnualReview 2006, explanations for companies on thePEFC’s Chain of Custody standard, PEFC’ssafeguards against wood from illegal logging(Controversial sources) and its options for recycled material and Non-Wood ForestProducts. Government recommendations for PEFC and independent studies are also includedas well as the current PEFC brochures, rules for the PEFC logo usage and the PEFC Council’sTechnical Documentation in digital form.The content of the CD is also available at thePEFC Council website and will be updatedregularly there atwww.pefc.org> Documentation> PEFC Information CD.
Seminar for Dutch and Belgianprinters and paper companies
A PEFC information seminar,
“Why PEFC certification is good for Business”
will takeplace on 28
June 2007 in Westerlo, close to theDutch-Belgian border. The seminar will provideBelgian and Dutch companies with theopportunity to explore the potential of producing