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 national system was replaced by the regional Balkan Forest Certification Scheme that achieved endorsement in August 2022.

PEFC Balkans endorsement certificate (Slovenia) 104.80 KB

2020 system elements

Sustainable forest management standard
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)No
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)No
Group certification requirementsYes
Chain of custody requirements (PEFC International)Yes
Certification body requirements for chain of custody (PEFC International)Yes
Full system documentationYes

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: 10 June 2020
  • Review date: 10 June 2026
Slovenian national system endorsement milestones 129.74 KB

2021-23 system assessment (regional system)

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsed
  • Assessment Report
  • Type: Endorsement of a new system 
  • Assessor: Form international
  • System submitted for assessment: 6 July 2021
  • Consultation: 4 August - 2 October 2021

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

System history

  • Regional system endorsed: 31 August 2022
  • 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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