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Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)™

Glatfelter’s Spring Grove, PA and Ohio operations are now third party certified to the PEFC standard.

What PEFC means to you
PEFC certification provides our customers with third party verification that Glatfelter products come from sustainable, non-controversial sources. It addresses environmental concerns our customers have while allowing them to make informed decisions. In addition, by choosing PEFC, buyers can help combat illegal logging.

pefcLogo What is PEFC?
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification.


The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that wood for certified timber-based products comes from forests that are ecologically, socially and economically sustainable.

PEFC principles, as cited in its leaflet It’s Good to Buy Certified Wood (2.14 MB PDF), include:

  • No more wood is harvested than is regrown.
  • Trees are replanted or naturally regenerated after harvesting.
  • Workers’ rights and welfare are protected.
  • Local employment is encouraged.
  • Indigenous peoples’ and owners’ rights, i.e., those who earn their livelihoods from and/or live in the forest, are respected.
  • Forests are maintained as habitats for wild animals and plants.
  • Functions of forests for the protection of water, soil and climate are protected.
  • Biodiversity of forest ecosystems is conserved.
  • The origin of the wood raw material is verified.
Glatfelter Certificates

Facility Locations  PEFC Certificate
Ohio Operations* Certificate
(471 KB PDF)
Spring Grove, PA Certificate
(471 KB PDF)
Falkenhagen, Germany Certificate
(471 KB PDF)
* Ohio Operations include: Chillicothe, OH papermill, Fremont, OH converting facility and Piketon, OH and Washington, WV wood merchandising yards.

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