Forest certification and finance at the Alternative Investment Forum

As featured by PEFC International Join us later this month at the Alternative Investment Forum as we discuss how investing in biodiverse forestry is the solution for corporations to meet their sustainability goals, and provide the ultimate guide to on-the-ground forest investment. When financing, insuring or investing in projects or companies involved in forest operations or related production and trade, financial…

Join us at the ‘Sustainability in Packaging Asia’ 2020!

As featured by PEFC International ‘Sustainability in Packaging Asia 2020’ is taking place virtually from 21 September until 24 September. The event provides a platform for companies across the value chain to discuss sustainable packaging options that ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. In two sessions on Wednesday, 23 September, our CEO Ben Gunneberg will highlight how products and materials from sustainably managed…

Romania’s photo contest winners show colourful paths through the forest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Romania has announced the stunning winners of their 2020 photo contest, with the theme ‘Oamenii pădurilor, pădurile oamenilor’ (The people of the forests, the forests of the people). The jury of professional photographers and representatives from PEFC Romania chose the three winners out of 195 photos that entered the contest. The winning images show colourful…

Winners of Chilean photo contest impress with magnificent forest landscapes

As featured by PEFC International We are delighted to present the impressive winning images of Certfor/PEFC Chile’s 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The Chilean jury chose the three winners out of more than 1,700 photos that entered the national contest. The winning images show impressive landscapes and wildlife in Chile’s forests. “I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of…

Sunrays and moonlight in the forest – PEFC Italy presents the winners of its photo contest

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Italy has announced the stunning winners of its 2020 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. The images entered into the fourth edition of the contest show the beauty of Italy’s forests, mountains and landscapes. The winning images were chosen taking into consideration the rating of a jury of foresters and photography experts, as well as the…

Best Use of Certified Timber Prize – New date and prolonged entry phase

As featured by PEFC International PEFC and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) are continuing their collaboration, awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the third time. Due to the current global pandemic making physical meetings difficult, the World Architecture Festival will go virtual in December, and be back as a live event in June. The entry deadline has been extended to 8 January…

A world first: 5-storey hotel made of PEFC-certified timber opened in Austria

As featured by PEFC International The vision to build a hotel entirely of wood has become a reality in the 5* Green Spa Hotel MalisGarten. The hotel opened in June in the Zillertal valley in Austria. MalisGarten is the world’s first 5-storey hotel made entirely of solid wood. PEFC-certified glue laminated timber (binderholz glulam) and cross laminated timber (binderholz CLT BBS) supplied…