Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
PEFC is one of the world’s leading and most used forest certification organisations. PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting forest management through independent third party certification. PEFC is an umbrella organisation. It works by endorsing national forest certification schemes that are tailored to local priorities and conditions. Each national forest certification scheme undergoes rigorous third party assessment against PEFC’s standards. Currently Herman Pacific purchases timber products through the following PEFC endorsed programmes:
Herman Pacific also recognises a few legality programmes that do not carry full chain of custody but are considered an entry level certification and a stepping stone towards PEFC or FSC certification, where full chain of custody applies.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Australian Forest Standards (AFS)
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)