PEFC represents smallholders as a Founding Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber at inaugural General Assembly

Global Plattform for Sustainable Rubber 2The inaugural General Assembly of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) was held in Singapore today with PEFC as one of its Founding Members.

GPSNR aims to provide an independent platform that will lead to improvements in the socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain.

Development of the GPSNR was initiated by the CEOs of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Tire Industry Project (TIP) in November 2017.

A wide range of members and stakeholders

Members of the platform include tire manufacturers, rubber suppliers and processors, vehicle makers and NGOs. Representatives from each of these stakeholder groups have contributed to the development of the Singapore-based platform and the wide-reaching set of priorities that will define GPSNR strategy and objectives.

Following a ceremonial launch in October 2018, interest in the GPSNR has seen membership grow to include civil society members. The GPSNR remains open to membership applications from natural rubber stakeholders.

The General Assembly saw the approval of the organisation’s Statutes and Code of Conduct, and the formation of an Executive Committee that has the mandate of overseeing the strategic and operational activities of the GPSNR.

As required by the Statutes, there is a multi-stakeholder committee. PEFC International Vice Chair, Genevieve Chua, attended as a voting member at the General Assembly. South East Asia Representative Richard Laity and Keterina Chong are in the Smallholder, and Strategy & objectives Working Group respectively.

Focusing on smallholders

Richard Laity drew the Global Plattform for Sustainable Rubber2attention of the General Assembly to the importance of including direct representation on GPNSR of smallholders who make up to 75% of rubber producers in South East Asia. 

“We need to ensure GPNSR has positive impacts for smallholders and we need to fully appreciate these impacts, as well as measure the risks to this initiative if smallholders are not adequately represented,” Mr Laity noted.

He explained that it is in PEFC’s DNA to meet the needs of smallholders in the forestry sector, and as approximately 85% of rubber production globally comes from smallholders, it is essential that they are meaningfully represented in this new platform.

Without analyzing the data globally, a recent field survey indicated that 3,000 hectares of rubber plantation in Riau Province, Indonesia are already within PEFC certified areas. In addition, thousands of cubic meters of product are being sold with a PEFC Controlled Source verified, meeting emerging market requirements.

The work can begin

The formation of the GPNSR gives strong commitment to sustainability by key market players in the rubber production and supply chain globally.

GPSNR Director Stefano Savi told the meeting: “We know that the real hard work lies ahead, but today from Singapore we send a clear message – the GPSNR is open for business.”

Following proceedings from Geneva, Peter Bakker, WBCSD’s President and CEO said “Today, our members are joined by a growing and increasingly well-balanced GPSNR membership of rubber value chain and civil society members – the actors are in place, and the foundations for transformative action along the natural rubber value chain have been laid. Now the real work can begin.”



Pengumuman: Revisi Standar IFCC

Yth. Bapak / Ibu,

Bersama ini kami informasikan bahwa sesuai dengan prosedur penyusunan standar IFCC PD 1001 dan PEFC ST 1001, serta keputusan Rapat Umum Anggota Khusus IFCC pada Oktober 2018, maka pada tahun 2019 akan dilakukan revisi standar sertifikasi IFCC.

Lingkup kegiatan revisi standar sertifikasi IFCC difokuskan pada revisi standar sertifikasi pengelolaan hutan lestari IFCC (beserta dokumen-dokumen prosedur lainnya).

Revisi standar IFCC akan dilakukan oleh Komite Standardisasi (KS) IFCC yang akan dibentuk, yang merupakan perwakilan dari berbagai kepentingan dalam pengelolaan hutan lestari. Tujuan dari KS adalah untuk mencapai konsensus di antara para pemangku kepentingan yang berpartisipasi dalam pengembangan standar sertifikasi IFCC.

Untuk itu, kami berharap organisasi Bapak / Ibu dapat berpartisipasi dalam revisi standar ini.

Demikian kami sampaikan.
Atas perhatian dan kerjasama Bapak / Ibu, kami menghaturkan terima kasih.



IFCC at the Good Wood Talks - Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2019

IFCC at the Good Wood Talks - Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2019


IFCC at the Good Wood Talks -
Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2019

IFCC Perspective of the Timber Furniture Market

Thursday, 14th March 2019
@2 PM

Good Wood Expo, in front of Hall A, JI EXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta

Nurcahyo Adi, IFCC Board of Director - Head of Certification, Accreditation, and Training Division

For more info, feel free to simply reach us at Booth #4 (Good Wood Expo Island) or visit our website and social media!

Instagram: @ifcc.ksk
Twitter: @IFCC_KSK
Facebook: Ifcc Certification
FB Fanpage: IFCC KSK

#IFEX #IFEXID #IFEX2019 #IFEXIndonesia #IFCCKSK #PEFC #GoodWoodExpo


IFCC at IFEX 2019 (11-14 March 2019)

IMG 4056

IFCC is participating in Indonesia Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2019 which is starting today, 11th March 2019 until 14 March 2019. Show facts IFEX 2019: 500+ exhibiting companies with 60.000 SQM exhibit area! (source:

Visit The Good Wood Expo island in front of Hall A, JI EXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta! Make sure you visit booth number 4, it is IFCC/PEFC booth!

Instagram: @ifcc.ksk
Twitter: @IFCC_KSK
Facebook: Ifcc Certification
FB Fanpage: IFCC KSK


PEFC turns 20!

2019 is a very special year for the PEFC family as together we celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Before the birth of PEFC, forest certification was designed primarily for large-scale forest owners, managing huge areas of land and able to shoulder the burden of certification. But this meant the millions of small-, family and community forest owners were shut out, unable to afford a certification that was not created for them.

                                                      Founding of PEFC (1).jpg

It was back in 1999 when European small-forest owners came together to create an international forest certification system that had their needs at heart. On 30 June 1999, PEFC was created!

“Having no certification system suitable for smallholders was a serious issue back in the 90s,” said Ben Gunneberg, the CEO of PEFC International since the very beginning. “Not only for the many small-forest owners that could not benefit from certification, but also for the world.”

“Families and communities own 25% of the world’s forests, so it’s vital for all of us that these forests are managed sustainably. By providing these forest owners with the opportunity to gain certification, PEFC led a great leap forward for sustainable forest management, and we continue to work hard to ensure PEFC forest certification continues to be accessible and relevant to forest owners worldwide.”

A year of celebrations

Over the next 18 months, we will be celebrating our achievements from 20 years of caring for forests globally and locally. We have uncovered all our old photos to give you a glimpse of what PEFC looked like at the beginning and how we have changed over time.

Through a series of chapters, we will tell the PEFC story, from 1999 to 2019, highlighting some of the key events and challenges that have shaped our organization. You’ll also get the chance to hear from voices of the past and present, and see a few of our old communications. 

In April, get your cameras and phones ready for the third instalment of our international photo contest, and if you see the PEFC label, make sure you take a picture of it and share it online with the hashtag #myPEFCmoment.

In November, the whole PEFC alliance heads to Würzburg, Germany, where one of our very first meetings took place, for the 2019 PEFC Forest Certification Week. Under the theme ‘Certification and Sustainability: from Niche to Mainstream’ our Stakeholder Dialogue will be looking to the future to see where the next 20 years will take us.

Get involved!

There will be many opportunities for everyone to get involved in our anniversary celebrations! Online, make sure you follow the hashtag #20yearsofcaring to see what we and all our members around the world are doing. You can also sign up to our newsletter for all the latest news and activities.

If you are a PEFC-certified company then you can get involved in our celebrations by using our special 20-year logo! It’s already available for you to use on the Label Generator (and if you don’t yet have access, contact the national PEFC member in your country). If you’re not certified, but would like to use the 20-year logo, let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..