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Daily News / Forestry / Europe
January 21, 2016

Hungary to join PEFC

PEFC announced the Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit became the 41st national member joining the organization.

“We have learned from experience that PEFC is much more than a just label that allows consumers to make ethical purchases. PEFC is a cleverly designed, robust technical framework. Perhaps even more importantly, PEFC is a community of friendly people who care about forests and care about our future. We are proud to become a member of this community,” said Endre Schiberna, Head of the Standard Setting Committee.

“Hungary is a perfect example of how the forestry sector can benefit from forest certification,” continued Mr. Schiberna. “While our forest related regulations are said to be among the most rigorous in Europe, the general public is unaware of this, even within the country. This means that Hungarian forest products are not favored by environmental-conscious consumers.”

“The development of the Hungarian national forest certification system is now approaching the final stages,” explained Mr. Schiberna. “The pilot test of the sustainable forest management standard expected to be finished soon, after which we can begin to move closer to submitting the system to PEFC for endorsement.”

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.

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