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What It Means to be PEFC™-Certified What It Means to be PEFC™-Certified

What It Means to be PEFC™-Certified

All FIORA® products are certified by the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). What does PEFC-certified mean, exactly? So glad you asked.

At FIORA®, we’re not only committed to our customers, we’re also committed to protecting the natural resources used to make our products. Sustainably sourced products are our promise to you, and we’ve taken real measures—putting into place supply chain and production processes—to make sure we deliver on that promise.

The PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, and the world's largest forest certification system. More than 300 million hectares of forest area (or 740 million acres) are managed in compliance with PEFC’s internationally accepted Sustainability Benchmarks—that’s roughly the size of Egypt, South Africa and Turkey combined. Forest certification systems ensure sustainable forest management by monitoring forestries, tracing and labeling forest products, and certifying that they meet certain standards.

The PEFC works by endorsing national forest certification systems, which are developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. The organization is involved in every aspect of the forest supply chain, promoting best practices and ensuring that forest products (materials for consumption that come from a forest) are produced in compliance with ecological, social and ethical standards.

PEFC standards include requirements that address:

  • Maintaining or enhancing biodiversity and protecting ecologically important forest areas
  • Prohibition of the most hazardous chemicals and GMOs
  • Recognizing the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), the UN Declaration on Indigenous People’s Rights, with provisions for consultation with local stakeholders and safeguarding the basic rights of workers

The PEFC’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification is one of the most comprehensive and rigorous methods available for tracking wood products from forest to final production. It involves a third-party assessment to ensure compliance with PEFC’s unique Sustainability Benchmarks (which are consistent with international requirements) and requires that every aspect of the production chain be traceable back to a sustainably managed forest. At FIORA®, all of our fiber suppliers are proudly Chain of Custody (CoC) certified by the PEFC.

The PEFC label is a globally trusted, registered trademark that identifies goods from sustainably managed forests. Be sure to look for it on all FIORA® toilet paper, paper towel, and tissue products.

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