As an umbrella organisation, we endorse national forest certification systems that have been developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. But we also do so much more.
What we do
Discover how Responsible Wood certification helps to ensure our forests will be around for generations to come, enabling them to continue providing their vital services to us and the planet.
Why forests are important
Forests play a critical role for the global environment, population and economy. Besides alleviating the effects of climate change and natural disasters, they represent some of the richest biological areas on Earth. They also provide food, renewable raw materials for many of our products, and livelihoods for millions of people.
At Responsible Wood, we care for forests globally and locally. We work to protect our forests by promoting sustainable forest management through certification. This means we can all benefit from the many products that forests provide now, while ensuring these forests will be around for generations to come.
Our collective impact
We believe that only together can we protect our forests. This is why we do not work alone, but instead form partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders around the world, enabling us to amplify our collective impact.
Whether you're a forest owner or company within the forest supply chain, get Responsible Wood and PEFC certified and help protect the world's forests.
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Become a member
Demonstrate your commitment and activate your support to forests by becoming a Responsible Wood stakeholder member.
Contribute to Our Standards
From giving feedback through an online public consultation, to helping drive the development of a standard by joining a working group, you can help us to ensure our standards meet your expectations.