AFIC and PEFC create a sustainability roadmap for a sustainable furniture supply chain

As featured by PEFC International PEFC is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region. As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must adapt to satisfy their requests. Furniture customers are no different, and sustainable furniture is a highly sought-after…

Finland’s photo contest winners impress with stunning landscape photos

As featured by PEFC International PEFC Finland has announced the winners of its 2021 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, showing the country’s gorgeous forest landscapes throughout the year. The jury had the challenging task of choosing the winners out of a record number of photos that entered the contest. “We received a total of 3,000 unique nature photos with the…

Just Published! Responsible Wood Winter Bulletin 2021

“Winter bulletin looks to the Next Generation…” Meet the prize-winning University of Queensland students who are leading the way in timber design. In this, a special 24-page edition of the Bulletin, Responsible Wood covers the stories of Duncan Hossey, William Webster, Simin Louei and Dylan Francis who together are recipients of the Responsible Wood Civil Engineering Prize for Excellence in…

‘New concept’ motorway service area: welcoming and sustainable thanks to PEFC-certified timber

As featured by PEFC International PEFC-certified timber was used to realize Leeds Skelton Lakes Services, a ‘new concept’ motorway service area in Leeds, United Kingdom. The construction used cross laminated timber (CLT), glulam and cassette panels made from PEFC-certified spruce. Designed by Corstorphine + Wright architects, the scheme brings together a wide range of popular food, beverage and leisure brands, as well as a business…

2021 PEFC Photo Contest – Magical forests impress PEFC Spain’s jury

As featured by PEFC International The 2021 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ national photo contests have come to an end, and our national members are presenting their winners. PEFC Spain is the first to announce the stunning winning photos of their contest, which had the theme “Caring for Forests”. All national winners will enter the international contest for the chance to become…

Celebrating our rainforests on World Rainforest Day

As featured by PEFC International We are a proud partner of the World Rainforest Day initiative, organized by the Rainforest Partnership to celebrate World Rainforest Day. Taking place on 22 June, World Rainforest Day is a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Did you know that rainforests cover less than 3% of the Earth’s area, but…

Sustainable products trends, trademarks, and declarations

thinkstep-anz and Responsible Wood combine for webinar… As Australia’s green building market continues to grow there is an increasing appetite for sustainable building and construction products. In their upcoming webinar, Responsible Wood, the Australian National Governing Body for PEFC, will show how the wood industry can make the most out of the opportunities now available. The webinar will cover the…

Alzamora Group: A Green Revolution with PEFC

As featured by PEFC International Alzamora Group, a leading Spanish cardboard packaging manufacturer, has recently celebrated the second year of its LatCub packaging solution. The revolutionary renewable, biodegradable and fully recyclable cardboard packaging replaces the plastic ring-pull and shrink-wrap around beverage cans. This new sustainable packaging solution is produced without any plastic or tape and offers brands extensive advertising opportunities. The…

Building for our planet – how architects can help combat climate change

As featured by PEFC International Did you know that building and construction work accounts for 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions? Architects and those working in the construction sector have the power to change this. They play a key role in combatting climate change by shifting to sustainable construction. Concrete and steel are among the most frequently used construction materials. But they emit high amounts of…