PEFC certification in Gabon

PAFC Gabon is a member-based organisation whose members are divided into four colleges:

  • the college of forest owners and rightful owners
  • the college of professionals
  • the social college
  • the environmental college

Standards set by PAFC Gabon include a sustainable forestry management standard and chain of custody standard. PAFC has joined PEFC International in 2004 and was first endorsed in April 2009.

To support making the scheme operational, IDH co-funds 1) the establishment of an accreditation body in Gabon, 2) audit preparations in the form of develop an interpretation guide of the standard and training of the auditors, and 3) outreach activities with the forestry operators in the country,to grow PAFC certification.