As featured by PEFC International
2021 was an exciting year for the PEFC Alliance, bringing innovations and new collaborations.
The number of certified hectares of forest and certified companies continued to grow, and two new systems achieved PEFC endorsement – one of them the very first regional system to be endorsed.
We continued to work together as a global team, collaborating and supporting each other. One priority of our work is to drive innovation to accelerate the uptake of forest certification.
Key activities in 2021 included the launch of a new database and search engine, and the facilitation of the transition to the 2020 standards.
We are increasingly working in partnerships and advancing regional collaboration between our members and potential future members. In 2021, we made major steps in Central Africa and Southeast Europe.
We intensified our collaboration with different actors from the forest-based supply chain, including market sectors such as construction, fashion, rubber, packaging, and furniture. By reaching out to our partners on the ground, we make them our ambassadors for sustainability and forest certification.
Coming together for the 2022 Members Meeting
Our 2021 Annual Review was released at our 2022 Members Meeting mid May, the first in-person meeting of the PEFC Alliance in over two years.
The meeting saw PEFC and our members and partners discuss opinions, issues, and ideas, and exchange with external stakeholders at the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue.
Responsible Wood is the National Governing Body for PEFC Australia. To find out more about Responsible Wood and forest certification more generally please visit the Responsible Wood website.