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PEFC Newsletter 30 March 2006

PEFC Newsletter 30 March 2006

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The PEFCC Newsletter
is produced by the PEFC Council
(Registered as an asbl in Luxembourg No. 1999-61-02192
17 Rue des Girondins, L-1626 Hollerich, Luxembourg ¦ Tel: +352 26 25 90 59 ¦ E-Mail: pefc@pt.lu ¦ Web Page: www.pefc.org
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes No 30 March 2005
EU Parliament:PEFC and FSC areequally suitable
Growing demandfor PEFC paper
PEFC strengthensrelations with Chinaand Japan
First PEFCcertificate in China
Environmentalauthors’ booksprinted on PEFCcertified paper
Rip Curl uses PEFCpaper
PEFC on Austrianand Italian TV
Japanesecompanies seekPEFC information
Russian forestcertification systembeing finalized
PEFC CouncilAnnual Review
PEFC Statistics
Reports from thePEFC NationalMember CountriesThe European Parliament considers PEFC and FSC certification systems to beequally suitable to give consumers assurances concerning sustainable forestmanagement. This was announced in a report, adopted by the parliament lastmonth, evaluating the implementation of the EU forestry strategy.The resolution, which has been brought to the attention of the European Counciland the European Commission, furthermore calls for the mutual recognition ofthe two certification initiatives to be promoted.“Inclusive public timber procurement policies, which recognize certified productsfrom all international certification systems, are an excellent way to encouragethe use of certified wood and paper and help mutual recognition throughprocurement policies to be promoted”, said Mr Ben Gunneberg, SecretaryGeneral of the PEFC Council. “We therefore support the European Parliamentin its call for harmonization and also in its appeal to further integrate the MCPFEresults in the political decision-making process.”The full resolution adopted by the EU Parliament is available in all EUlanguages atwww.europarl.eu.int/oeil/file.jsp?id=5241922following the link to  A6-0015/2006
EU Parliament regards PEFCand FSC as equally suitableGrowing demand forPEFC certified paper
Paper mills, paper retailers, printers, environmental authors and even aninternational consortium for construction, real estate and telecommunications(see later) are among the users of PEFC certification and also the PEFC logoto demonstrate that they are supporting sustainably managed forests.This trend is being followed by a wide range of companies and stakeholders asexamples and voices in the sector show. The paper company M-realannounced at the beginning of the month that it had received Chain of Custodycertification for all its paperboard, magazine and fine paper mills in Europe.
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PEFC Newsletter
- Promoting Sustainable Forest Management For more info: www.pefc.org (
For full details of news, press releases, reports etc. see website above
No 30 – March 2006
UPM-Kymmene is using thePEFC logo for the promotionof its paper and the websitewww.yes-paper.cominformsconsumers on what PEFC isand what it stands for, and provides consumerswith lists of suppliers in different countries.In an article on Printworldwww.dotprint.comlastmonth, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator Mr Lee Henderson from JamesMcNaughton Paper Group Ltd, said that PEFCcertification is growing because people arebecoming more aware as stakeholders in theenvironment.This positive outlook on market development andopportunities of PEFC certified paper was alsoshared by Matthew Botfield, Antalis’ productmanager in the same article, who said: “PEFC isthe next big thing” explaining that he expectedthat “printers who gain the chain of custody willbe able to sell that paper to customers and passon any costs that promotion generates.”
PEFC strengthens relationswith China and Japan
To further develop the position of PEFC andPEFC certified products in Asian markets, thePEFC Council engaged in intensive talks withdecision makers in the two countries. During histour in both counties this month, Ben Gunneberg,Secretary General of the PEFC Council, met withrepresentatives of timber and paper companies,government officials of the Forestry Agency, theMinistry of Environment and other decision-makers and stakeholders of forest certification.
Ben Gunnebergand members ofPEFC nationaloffices meetingwithrepresentativesof timber andpaper companiesin China andJapan
First PEFC certificate in China
The first PEFC Chain of Custodycertificate was awarded toCHINAFLOORS Timber(Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China,producer of wooden floorings. For details onCHINAFLOORS seewww.chinafloors.com. 
PEFC Council Statistics
PEFC /CountriesEndorsedcertified forestarea (ha)Chain ofCustody
5 157 003 1
3 374 000 280
244 270 60
69 209 277 48
1 552 420 9
0 1
Czech Republic
1 944 560 249
13 778 7
22 150 982 105
3 956 569 855
7 122 221 579
0 1
608 482 28
0 10
37 860 14
17 058 3
0 8
9 231 700 6
50 012 1
Slovak Republic
0 0
384 361 39
6 707 314 51
United Kingdom
9 125 142
USA-Canada (SFI)
54 376 769 0
*186 147 746 *2 497
The data above is updated regularly and is available on the
PEFC Statistics Interactive Database
atwww.pefc.org.*The Brazilian CERFLOR system (approx. 880,000 ha) hasbeen endorsed by the PEFC Council but the figures are notyet included in the total. The detailed figures will be added tothe PEFC Council website as soon as they are available.
PEFC Newsletter
- Promoting Sustainable Forest Management For more info: www.pefc.org (
For full details of news, press releases, reports etc. see website above
No 30 – March 2006
Assessment of ForestCertification Systems
Five forest certification systems are currentlyundergoing the PEFC endorsement process.
have submittedtheir certification systems for PEFC endorsementand the independent consultants will start theassessment work in due course.Public consultation has ended as part of theassessment procedure of the system from
and the re-endorsement of the systemfrom
. The assessment reports arecurrently being compiled and will be published onthe PEFC Council website, after the PEFC Boardof Directors have made their recommendationand PEFC members have considered them andvoted on acceptance or otherwise of the nationalsystems for endorsement.Detailed information on all forest certificationsystems endorsed or in the process of beingassessed is available at the PEFC Councilwebsite atwww.pefc.org.
PEFC Annual Review 2005
The PEFC Council AnnualReview 2005 shows howPEFC has furtherdeveloped as the world'slargest resource of certifiedwood and has continued topromote sustainable forestmanagement of the world'sforests through independentthird party certification.The Annual Review is printed on PEFC certifiedpaper sponsored by M-real and available inelectronic format atwww.pefc.org>Documentation > Reports.
Reports From The PEFCNational Governing Bodies
In the following section PEFC member systems,both endorsed and those working towardsendorsement, have the opportunity to present abrief report on the current state of play in theircountry. The views expressed here are the viewsof the members and do not necessarily reflect theviews of the PEFC Council
PEFC paper used forFrench environmentalauthors’ books
Published by Calmann-Lévy,Nicolas Hulot’s latest book
Graines de possibles 
” wasprinted on PEFC certifiedpaper. The televisionpresenter and producer hasbeen a nature lover sincechildhood and has alwaysbeen in touch with thenatural world. He hasbecome aware of hownature is being harmed. Nicolas Hulot and PierreRhabi, a well-known ecologist, discuss theirconcept of ecology in order to raise theawareness of future generations about the fragilenature of ecosystems.
RIP CURL uses PEFC paper
The renowned Rip Curl surf wear company isnow offering 100% PEFC certified Kraft paperbags in all of its stores in France. The paper usedto make the bags comes from the forests of theLandes region, near to Hossegor, a world-renowned surfing spot.

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