Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Founding Year: 1999

Staff: 34

Budget: CHF 5.3 m

Ben Gunneberg (CEO)

Is an “international, non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.” PEFC promotes “good practice in the forest and ensures that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social, and ethical standards by working throughout the entire forest supply chain.” The PEFC label enables “customers and consumers to identify products from sustainably managed forests.”



Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


Related Content

Our world is amid multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12 levels, where many…

Introduction While fossil fuels continue to dominate energy production and consumption, the press of climate change has made it abundantly clear that the ecological costs of greenhouse gas emitting power…

A global initiative aiming to provide a comprehensive framework for addressing the various issues related to the mining industry. It offers independent third-party certification and verification of all mining materials….