PEFC (“Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes”) is a certification scheme aimed to ensure that the products (wood or paper), have a sustainable management, ie without compromising future generations with regard to forests, based on the environmental branch, social and economic.
It is a non-governmental organization that has no profit, you want the assessment and recognition of forest certification programs, with the participation of various stakeholders.
FSC (“Forestry Stewardship Council”) , is an international institution, nonprofit, trying to make a responsible forest management, creating rules for implementation of independent audits and an international governmental structure.
It is represented by people all over the world and is among the few forest certification systems backed by large entities such as WWF and Greanpeace. Also based on social, environmental and economic pillar.