PEFC™ is a global stand-alone umbrella organization for valuation and mutually acknowledgement of national standards that works for a sustainable foresting through independent certifying.
The goal is to develop a sustainable foresting and a good balance between production, environmental and social interests.
PEFC™ stand for Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
International PEFC™ includes over 750 000 forest owners and a certified forest areal of 264 million hectares.
The PEFC™ mark on a product shows that it is made of sustainable raw material from sustainable harvested forests.
In Sweden the foresting is certified accordingly to Swedish PEFC™ standards. Over 11 million hectare forest is certified according to the standard.
An effective control of PEFC™ certified foresters, entrepreneurs and businesses is guaranteed through an unbiased control organisation. The control organisation is approved by Swedac, the official accreditation body of Sweden.