LATEST TRENDS IN THE EVOLUTION OF PEFC CERTIFICATION

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3
Written by Adrian ILIE, Andrei APĂFĂIAN, Dan Răzvan Eugen PUICEA, Cristian Mihai ENESCU

Worldwide, PEFCTM represents the most spread certification scheme in forestry. The goal of this paper was to highlight the evolution of the number of Chain of Custody (CoC) certificates and the PEFCTM certified area worldwide between 2013 and 2017, by analyzing the public data provided by the official website. Currently, the total PEFCTM certified forest area accounts for approximately 313 million hectares, out of which 55% are located in North America. As for the largest forest areas certified by PEFCTM the top three places are held by Canada, The United States of America and Australia. At the end of 2017, in Europe the PEFCTM scheme had certified forests from a total number of twenty four countries, with the highest areas being shared by Finland, Russian Federation and Sweden. According to the most recent statistics, around 82% of the total CoC certificates issued worldwide were recorded in Europe, France, Germany and United Kingdom being the countries with the highest shares. Currently, in Romania only twenty three CoC certificates were issued and no forest area was yet certified.

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ILIE A., APAFAIAN A., PUICEA D.R.E., ENESCU C.M. 2018, LATEST TRENDS IN THE EVOLUTION OF PEFC CERTIFICATION. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 18 ISSUE 3, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 179-182.


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