Hungary achieved PEFC endorsement

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) informed that Hungary had achieved PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system.

Endre Schiberna, Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd, commented:

“It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched. So we are thrilled to have finally achieved this long-awaited endorsement. The latest process was funded and closely supported by the PEFC Collaboration Fund, which was vital to facilitate the co-operation of stakeholders.

Endorsement is both an objective achieved and a starting point for our further development,” Mr. Schiberna continued. Within two years our aim is to have 200,000 hectares of PEFC-certified forest and 50 PEFC Chain of Custody certified companies.

As the coordinator of the standard setting process, I would like to thank all the participants for their contribution to this achievement, and express my gratitude to PEFC International for the continuous support.”

Earlier PEFC opened public consultations for national forest certification systems endorsement in Cameroon, Canada and Uruguay.

Source: PEFC / Woodbizforum