The presentation, updated on a monthly basis, offers detailed information about types and distribution of PEFC certificates as well as national PEFC endorsed national forest certification systems and PEFC members..
Growth of PEFC-certified area since its establishment in 1999. The first countries with endorsed national forest certification systems and PEFC certified area were Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Austria in 2000. The growth of certified area from 2004-2005 was due to SFI achieving PEFC-endorsement. While PEFC is the largest forest certification system globally, SFI was – and still is – the world’s largest forest certification system nationally.
Growth of PEFC Chain of Custody certificates since 2001. As PEFC allows for group certification to provide access to Chain of Custody certification to small and medium sized enterprises, the actual number of companies covered by PEFC Chain of Custody certification exceeds 10.000.
PEFC Global Certificates
PEFC Global Statistics:SFM & CoC CertificationMarch 20131
- Endorsed national memberMembers; Endorsed Systems;Distribution of Certificates2North America149 million ha61% TCA538 CoCCentral and South America3.2 million ha1% TCA112 CoCAfrica4 CoCEurope77 million ha32 % TCA8,077 CoCAsia4.6 million ha2 % TCA717 CoCOceania10 million ha4 % TCA259 CoC* ha - hectaresCoC – Chain of Custody certificatesTCA – Total Certified Area- Non-endorsed national memberInternational Stakeholder Members•APP Timber•Association Technique Internationale des BoisTropicaux (ATIBT)•Building and Wood workers International (BWI)•Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF)•Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)•Earth Focus Foundation•European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE)•European Tissue Symposium (ETS)•Fibria•International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA)•Meadwestvaco•Metsaliitto Group•SmurfitKappa•StoraEnso