National members

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

PEFC Latvia

The Latvia PEFC Certification Scheme was first endorsed in July 2001 and has been re-endorsed a further two times. The system maintained its endorsement in November 2023.

System elements

Sustainable forest management standardYes
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)Yes
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: 21 July 2022
  • Review date: 21 July 2027
Latvian national system endorsement milestones 137.24 KB

2022/23 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained
  • Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement)
  • Assessment Report
  • Assessor: Form international
  • System submitted for assessment: 27 January 2023
  • Consultation: 20 February - 20 April 2023

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

System history

  • Re-endorsed: 3 November 2023
  • Re-endorsed: 16 November 2016
  • Re-endorsed: 14 March 2011
  • Endorsement expired: 28 February 2008
  • Endorsed: 20 July 2001
  • Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999

PEFC Latvia

History before PEFC

PEFC Latvia was created in 1999, focused on developing group certification, primarily for small private forest owners, based on PEFC standards.

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

The main benefit is that we can offer Latvian forest owners a system that confirms their sustainable forest management and respects national legislation and the public interests.


PEFC Latvia
Melioratoru street 1
Latvia, LV - 5113

The team

Līga Jansone
National Secretary
+371 26368569

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