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Global Joint FSC and PEFC Certification Figures

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

In 2017, FSC and PEFC agreed to jointly collect and publish data about double certification on a country by country basis in response to requests from stakeholders.

According to the data collected, global certification has increased by 3,7 million ha since the end of 2016, totalling 431,4 million ha as of mid-2017.

Of this area, 16,5% was FSC and PEFC certified. Double certification exists in 31 countries.

As a result to requests from stakeholders, FSC and PEFC will publish double certification figures annually with the cut-off date being the end of June of each year.

For more information: https://ic.fsc.org/en/news-updates/id/1876

FSC and PEFC joint statement

Contact: John Hontelez, Chief Advocacy Officer, j.hontelez@fsc.org


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