Ukraine war

PEFC: Wood from Russia and Belarus is considered conflict wood


In the future, all wood from Russia and Belarus will be regarded as so-called "conflict wood" and therefore cannot be used for PEFC-certified products. This was made clear by the PEFC International Executive Board at an extraordinary meeting on 4 March. In a statement PEFC International says: "PEFC is extremely concerned about the Russian government's attack on Ukraine. The military invasion is in direct contradiction to our core values. This aggression is causing untold and unacceptable suffering and the death of innocent people, including women and children. It is also having an immediate and long-term destructive impact on the environment, on forests and on the many people who depend on forests for their livelihoods."

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