PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. We work throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that forest-based products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. As an umbrella organization, we endorse national forest certification systems that have been developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. But we also do so much more... ### Our approach At PEFC, we care for forests globally and locally. We work to protect our forests by promoting sustainable forest management through certification. This means we can all benefit from the many products that forests provide now, while ensuring these forests will be around for generations to come. ### Our collective impact We believe that only together can we protect our forests. This is why we do not work alone, but instead form partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders around the world, enabling us to amplify our collective impact. ### What you can do Caring for our forests is not something that we can do alone. Currently, only around 10% of the world’s forests are certified as sustainably managed, so there is a lot of work for us all to do. From making responsible choices when you go shopping, to getting involved in standard setting, or even giving your feedback on the work that we do, there are numerous ways that you can get involved and help protect our forests. ### Look for the PEFC label One of the simplest ways you can help protect our forests is to look for the PEFC label on products. When you see the PEFC label, it means that the forest-based material within the product comes from a PEFC-certified forest. This is a forest that is managed in line with the strictest environmental, social and economic requirements. A forest that will be around for generations to come.