PEFC SecretaryGeneral to visit Australia for AFS talks
THE CEO and Secretary-General of the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Ben Gunneberg will visit Australia next month to take part in a round of meetings and site visits.
Mr Gunneberg will be a guest of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd and will be keynote speaker at an AFS-hosted dinner in Melbourne on 21 March– the International Day of Forests.
AFS Ltd is the Australian member of PEFC and is one of 30 national forest certification schemes endorsed by the PEFC, the wworld’s largest forest certification system.
The Australian Forestry Standard has been developed in accordance with the procedures of the Australian Accreditation Board for Standards Development Organisations (ABSDO), ensuring that it meets all the rigorous requirements necessary for it to be officially recognised as an Australian standard. AFS has also been fully evaluated as meeting PEFC’s sustainability benchmarks.
While in Australia, Mr Gunneberg will take the opportunity to visit AFS supply-chain stakeholders.
Global talks .. Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian Forestry Standard Ltd (right), catches up with PEFC International CEO Ben Gunneberg at a summit meeting on sustainable forest management certification in London earlier his year.