What is PEFC?
PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999, dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. The PEFC logo is a declaration that the wood fibres in paper products come from PEFC certified sustainably managed forests. PEFC is the leading certification scheme in Europe, covering 51% of the total forest area (hectares).
What is FSC™?
FSC™ is an international non-profit organisation, established in 1993, to promote responsible forest management worldwide. Products bearing this label use materials sourced from FSC™ certified forests. Forests are managed according to rigorous standards and audited by an independent third party.
What is controlled wood?
Controlled wood is wood of known origin with a minimum risk that it is harvested in an unacceptable way. The controlled wood system defines the minimum standards for wood that can be mixed with FSC™ wood. Products made from such material can use the FSC™ Mix label.
What is a dual certification?
Some forests are both FSC™ and PEFC certified. Because of this, the sum of the total certified forest area per country may exceed 100 %. As of 2021, approximately 30 million hectares of European forest area were both PEFC and FSC™ certified.
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Regardless of whether you buy or sell PEFC or FSC™ certified paper, both Chain of Custody certifications guarantee responsible sourcing from sustainably managed forests. Discover and order Mondi's sustainable papers here.