The PEFCC Newsletter
is produced by the PEFC Council
Registered as an asbl in Luxembourg No. 1999-61-02192)
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Summary of Schemesendorsed by PEFC Council
HectaresSchemes Endorsed by PEFCC Certified (millions)
Austrian Forest Certification Scheme 0.55Czech Forest Certification Scheme 0.00Finnish Forest Certification Scheme 21.90French Forest Certification Scheme 0.00German Forest Certification Scheme 4.92Latvian Forest Certification Scheme 0.00Norwegian living Forest Standardsand Certification Scheme 9.1Swedish Forest Certification Scheme 1.67Swiss Q Label Holz Scheme 0.04
From the above it is clear that our end of yeartarget of 40 million hectares is within reach.
Swiss scheme endorsed by the PEFC Council
Swiss Q Label Holz Scheme
Following a recommendation from the Board of Directors and a postal ballot of the PEFCmembership, the PEFC Council has nowendorsed the Swiss Q Label Holz scheme.The membership took this decision following arigorous assessment of the scheme against thePEFC requirements by independent consultants,Form Ecology Consultants.The table above shows the nine national forestcertification schemes that have been endorsedby the PEFC Council.
Consultants appointed toundertake assessment process
Spanish Certification System for SFM
UK Certification Scheme for SFM
Independent consultants, Indufor Oy have beenappointed to undertake an assessment of theSpanish Scheme against the requirements of thePEFC Council, while FORM EcologyConsultants have been appointed to make anassessment of the UK Scheme.Both schemes are currently available for publicconsultation on the PEFCC WebPages byclicking on the country symbol of Spain or UKon the members’ section on the front page of the PEFCC Website (www.pefc.org)
The Belgian Forest Certification Scheme
is also undergoing assessment and a finalreport from the consultant is expected soon.
PEFC Study Tour (Austria)
Environmental and nature protection organisationsof National PEFC Governing Bodies have beeninvited to attend a study tour taking place in Austriaat the end of November. The aim of this meeting isto facilitate an exchange of ideas, views andexperiences relating to forest certification issues,between ENGOs supporting the PEFC Scheme.
Other Features in this issue
National Secretaries Training Day------Page 2Study Tour-------------------------------------------2Praesidium Tour------------------------------------2Reports from National Members-------------3-5
No. 8 - Oct 2001