PEFC Guides and FAQs
PEFC ST 2003:2012 Second Edition, Requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard, contains specific requirements on the certification process and the competencies of auditors. This document lists the questions frequently...
This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard PEFC ST 2002:2013 Second Edition, excluding clause 9 Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody.
GL 5/2006 - Interpretation of the PEFC Council Requirements for Consensus in the Standard Setting Process
Provides an interpretation of the PEFC Council requirements for consensus within the national standards development process.
Much of PEFC's spectrum of activities is based on technical documentation outlining principles, criteria, and procedures. PEFC modified its documentation structure in 2008 to improve usability and readability. Documentation that has been developed or revised since this document came into effect is...
This document outlines the requirements and procedures for accepting members into the PEFC Council under the following two categories: PEFC National Governing Body, or International Stakeholder Member. It also applies to change or transfer membership from an existing PEFC Council member to...
Covers procedures for the development of technical documents to ensure objectivity, efficiency, and transparency amongst participating stakeholders. The document's requirements are applicable to: development of new PEFC technical documentation or their parts, revision of the PEFC technical...
Covers the issuance of PEFC logo use licenses by the PEFC Council to ensure legally compliant use with the PEFC Logo usage rules – requirements, PEFC ST 2001:2008 v2 and its enforcement. The PEFC Council only issues the licenses to entities located in a country without the PEFC authorised body or...
Only certification bodies in compliance with PEFC requirements and recognized by PEFC by are authorized to provide PEFC Chain of Custody certification services. Requirements include, for example, that the certification body is accredited by the relevant national accreditation body, which in turn...
This document describes the endorsement and mutual recognition process and refers to PEFC Standards and Guidelines. Procedures for the endorsement and mutual recognition of new, reviewed, revised and/or amended systems are described. The endorsement of a system means that the members of the PEFC...
Nomination for Election of the PEFC Council Chairman, Vice Chairmen and Members of the Board of Directors (GL 3/2010)
The objective of these guidelines is to describe the rules and procedures for nominations and election of the Chairman, Vice Chairmen and members of the Board of Directors.
Describes the responsibilities and actions of PEFC Council and PEFC National Governing Bodies for the investigation and resolution of complaints and appeals.
Contact a PEFC-notified certifier in your country for further information about PEFC certification.
- PEFC is looking for your opinion on standard setting
- Changes on the horizon for the PEFC endorsement process
- PEFC intensifies cooperation with accreditation bodies
- Upcoming online Chain of Custody auditor training - sign up now!
- Macedonia submits national forest certification system: public consultation open