Russia achieves PEFC re-endorsement

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Russia has successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of its national forest certification system, ensuring that Russian certified forest owners and companies can benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC.

With the Russian Federation containing an estimated 800 million hectares of forest, the equivalent to over 20% of the world's forest area and more than Canada and Brazil combined, the continued development and increase of sustainable forest management in the country will have considerable environmental, social and economic benefits.

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system. PEFC International remains the only global forest certification system to limit endorsements of national systems, requiring standards revisions before a system can re-apply for endorsement.