Chile's Arauco, European Panel Federation (EPF), European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL (EPIS) join PEFC as International Stakeholder members. Clive Pinnington from the European Panel Federation also attended the General Assembly.
"As sustainable forestry is a lifeline for our members, we are very much looking forward to our membership with PEFC," said Anna Maija Wessman, European Pulp Industry Sector Association, AISBL (EPIS).
Arauco is one of the largest forestry companies in Latin America, both in terms of the surface area and the output of its plantations.
The European Panel Federation (EPF) represents the manufacturers of particleboard, MDF, OSB, hardboard, softboard and plywood, with members in 25 countries.
The European Pulp Industry Sector Association AISBL (EPIS) is an international non-profit organization consisting of companies producing chemical or mechanical market pulps.
PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.
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