National members

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

PEFC Portugal

The Portuguese Forest Certification System was endorsed in 2004 and was re-endorsed a further two times in 2010 and 2015. The system maintained its endorsement in May 2023.

2022 system elements

Sustainable forest management standardYes
Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)Yes
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)Yes
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 May 2022
  • Review date: 10 May 2027
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2022 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained 
  • Type: Revised system (maintaining the endorsement)
  • Assessment Report
  • Assessor: TJ Consulting
  • System submitted for assessment: 14 May 2022
  • Consultation: 5 July - 3 September 2022

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

System history

  • Joined PEFC: 30 June 1999
  • Endorsed: 5 December 2004
  • Re-endorsed: 5 November 2010
  • Re-endorsed: 24 April 2015
  • Re-endorsed: 11 May 2023


CFFP/PEFC Portugal
Rua Marquês Sá da Bandeira 74-2
1069-076 Lisboa

Tel.: +351 210995153 

The Team

Paula Salazar
National Secretary

Raquel Martinho
Technical Officer

Lara Alves
Communications Officer

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