PEFC chain of custody 3rd party certification

At Pollmeier, we are buying our logs exclusively from forests managed in a sustainable and environment-friendly way - a forest management which at the same time allows for forestry operations, protection of the environment and recreational activity all in one area and ensures that the forests with all of their valuable functions are preserved for future generations. PEFC-certified for your reassurance.

PEFC - What is that?

PEFC certification is a transparent and independent control system for safeguarding a sustainable and thus exemplary forest cultivation. All forest owners may participate voluntarily. PEFC is also a monitoring system for proof of origin: from certified forests via the wood processing companies to the finished product on the shelf. With a certified forest area of over 200 million hectares, PEFC is the world’s most widespread forestry seal. Since the foundation of PEFC Germany in 1999, over 7 million hectares have been certified – corresponding to about two-thirds of Germany’s total forest area. The most important standards are: promotion of mixed species forestry in accordance with local conditions; ban on clear-cutting; no use of herbicides. Independent certifying companies monitor the compliance with these regulations at regular intervals.

Important independent (forest) certification systems:


PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) www.pefc.org

Advantages of PEFC:

  • good availability of large volume thanks to comprehensive certification in the forest sector
  • prestigious label
  • relatively unbureaucratic
  • recognition of other systems such as MTTC and SFI®
  • there is normally no surcharge for certified materials

Disadvantage of PEFC:

  • less well known amongst end consumers than FSC®

All Pollmeier products are certified to PEFC as a matter of principle.

SFI® (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) www.sfiprogram.org

  • most important certification system in the USA and Canada
  •  recognised by PEFC

MTCC (Malaysian Timber Certification Council) www.mtcc.com.my

  • important certification system in the Asia-Pacific region
  • first certification system for tropical wood which was recognised by the PEFC

FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) https://ic.fsc.org/

Advantages of FSC®:

  • prestigious label
  • LEED credits possible
  • well-known amongst end consumers
  • history in the tropical wood sector

Disadvantages of FSC®:

  • limited availability
  • certified products are normally subject to a surcharge
  • more bureaucratic than other certification systems

FSC®-certified products are available from Pollmeier on request.