Partnering with PEFC Asia-Pacific

Partnering with PEFC Asia-Pacific

JAS-ANZ is proud to have partnered with PEFC Asia-Pacific to provide training in accreditation standards as part of PEFC's work with the UN-REDD Programme Initiative 'Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region'. We will deliver training in ISO/IEC 17021-1 Management System Certification and ISO/IEC 17065 Product Certification for Accreditation and Certification Bodies in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

PEFC (The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is a key service provider for the UN-REDD Initiative “Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region (LMR)”. The aim is to promote trade and sustainable forest management (SFM) through improved governance in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The initiative is funded by the Government of Norway and is implemented by FAO and UNEP.  Key outcomes include the development of forest certification schemes and related quality infrastructure mechanisms. PEFC will build on the framework of its For-Trade initiative that is aimed at sustainable forestry and trade for development in ASEAN.

A key strategy for JAS-ANZ is to support the improvement of conformity assessment performance with high-quality training through the JAS-ANZ Accelerate Training Academy. This collaboration with PEFC supports our goal of improving knowledge and expertise in conformity assessment including accreditation and certification.

More information on the project can be found here: