According to the data collected, global certification has increased by 3,7 million ha since the end of 2016, totalling 431,4 million ha as of mid-2017.

Of this area, 16,5% was FSC and PEFC certified. Double certification exists in 31 countries.

As a result to requests from stakeholders, FSC and PEFC will publish double certification figures annually with the cut-off date being the end of June of each year.

For more information:

FSC and PEFC joint statement

Contact: John Hontelez, Chief Advocacy Officer,