National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

Institute for Forest Certification

The Slovenian Forest Certification System was endorsed in 2007 and re-endorsed in 2014. The new regional system for the Western Balkans, currently under assessment, will substitute the national system once it is endorsed.

2012 system documentation

Slovenian sustainable forest management standard 152.54 KB
Slovenian assessment report 1.32 MB
Slovenian full system documentation 4.75 MB

Endorsement milestones

To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.

  • National approval date: 14 September 2012
  • Review date: 14 November 2019*

* The review date is linked to the approval date of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard PEFC ST 1003 (14 November 2018).

2020/21 system assessment (regional system)

  • Status: Public consultation finished, assessment ongoing 
  • Type: Endorsement of a new system 
  • Download the system documentation
  • System submitted for assessment: 6 July 2021
  • Consultation: 4 August - 2 October 2021
  • Assessor: Form international

Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this regional system.

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 29 July 2014
  • Endorsed: 3 August 2007
  • Joined PEFC: 10 March 2005

Institute for Forest Certification

History before PEFC

The Institute for Forest Certification was created to implement PEFC certification in Slovenia. 

It joined PEFC as a National Governing Body in March 2005.

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?

We help forest owners and companies to certify products and to have low cost of certification.


Institute for Forest Certification in Slovenia
Gospodinjska ulica 6
1000 Ljubljana

Mihael Koprivnikar

Tel: +386 418 765 00

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