Our 31 members from 22 European countries1 are certified by FSC and/or PEFC, meaning that annual evaluations are made in order to verify that diverse criteria related to biodiversity as well as social and cultural values are met through their forest management practices.
Established in 2006 by Metsähallitus (Finland), Office National des Forets (France), Latvijas Vasts Mezi (Latvia) and Österreichische Bundesforste AG (Austria)
Currently 31 members from 22 European countries1
Total land area managed ~ 49 million ha (~ 30% of EU forests)
Total forest area managed ~ 42 million ha (including French overseas departments)
Protected forests ~ 8,3 million ha
Protective forests ~ 6 million ha
Forests designated as Natura 2000 areas ~ 7,9 million ha