Preferred by Nature (formerly NEPCon) is a non-profit organisation that has been working for more than 25 years on solutions for better land management and business practices that benefit people, nature and climate.
In a few figures :
More than 100 countries in which we work to support sustainable development commitments
More than 80 million hectares of forest land and more than 2 million hectares of agricultural farms are covered by our certification services according to international sustainability standards.
More than 4,200 companies and organisations in the global timber and agriculture supply chains have certified their chain of custody with us.
More than 120 non-profit projects where we have contributed our expertise on natural resource management.
Creation of more than 100 protected areas and the development of 65 management plans for natural areas worldwide.
We have assessed the risks to the legality of timber, palm oil, soybean and beef supplies in more than 70 countries.
94% of the world's wood production is covered by our risk assessments.
82% of global palm oil production is covered by our risk assessments.
We have issued FSC and PEFC certification to more than 3,300 forestry operations and companies.
Thousands of representatives from over 44 countries have joined our training events.