Joining the PEFC Council
In 2011, when almost 10 years had passed since launching of SGEC Certification Scheme, SGEC was facing the new stage of its nation-wide expansion, seeking for further dissemination and development of sustainable forest management, after the initial stage of establishment of its basic institutional framework.
It was in such circumstances that internationalization of SGEC scheme was called for in order for improving people`s recognition of SGEC Scheme and building up the position of SGEC certified products as international commodities.
On December 14, 2011, aiming at mutual recognition with PEFC, SGEC transformed itself into a general incorporated association, and also amended its certification scheme. After further preparing for internationalization of its certification scheme, SGEC applied for PEFC membership on May 20, 2014, and then formerly joined the PEFC Council on July 27, 2014.