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Consumers and public and private organizations are increasingly requesting forest products from sustainably managed forests.

But how can they be sure about the origin of the products they buy? The answer is PEFC Chain of Custody certification.

PEFC forest certification demonstrates that forests are sustainably managed. But there are many steps of processing before a product reaches consumers.

PEFC Chain of Custody certification tracks certified products from the forest through the entire supply chain, giving certified companies and consumers peace of mind about the origin of the forest products.

Find out more in our latest video:

Why get PEFC Chain of Custody certification?

According to a recent survey, 70% of consumers think that companies should use PEFC certification to demonstrate that the wood they are using originates from legal and sustainable sources.

PEFC Chain of Custody certification allows you to:

  • Track certified products through the entire supply chain
  • Meet private and public sector procurement requirements
  • Demonstrate your compliance with timber legislation
  • Use the PEFC label, trusted by millions of consumers and organizations around the world
  • Highlight to your customers your company’s commitment to sustainability

And because we are global, with the largest area of certified forest, you can source PEFC-certified materials wherever you are.

PEFC Chain of Custody certification is available for all companies buying and selling forest products. To find out more how to get certified, contact your local PEFC office or PEFC International.

Join our 20th anniversary celebrations!

This year, PEFC turns 20 and we invite the PEFC family around the globe to celebrate with us!

Two decades ago, small- and family forest owners came together to create a forest certification system that would enable them to demonstrate their excellence in sustainable forest management. 20 years on, PEFC is the largest forest certification system in the world!

If you are a PEFC-certified company, then you can get involved in our celebrations by using our special 20-year logo! It’s already available for you to use on the Label Generator (and if you don’t yet have access, contact the national PEFC member in your country). If you’re not certified, but would like to use the 20-year logo, let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: PEFC