20 六月, 12:40
Germany has become the second country to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national forest certification system for a third time. The Malaysian Criteria and Indicators (MC&I) for Forest Plantations standard has also received PEFC re-endorsement.
Germany was one of the first countries to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national system back in 2000, and joins Finland as the only other country to gain re-endorsement for a record third time. There are now nearly 7.4 million hectares of PEFC-certified forests in the country, equivalent to two thirds of the whole German forest area, including all state-owned forests.
The Malaysian Criteria and Indicators (MC&I) for Forest Plantations is a complementary standard to the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which includes the MC&I for Natural Forests. The endorsement of this second edition of the MC&I for Forest Plantations, which is designed to assess the management practices for, and enable the certification of, forest plantations, follows the re-endorsement of the MTCS in 2014.
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.