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.”
Source: PEFC / Woodbizforum