Introduction to the Dutch national system
System introduction webinar
PEFC Netherlands submitted their national forest certification system to PEFC for assessment in March this year. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 10 May to 8 July 2021.
PEFC Netherlands revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.
The revised PEFC Certification System Netherlands is one of the first national systems submitted to PEFC for endorsement that includes a Trees Outside Forests (TOF) standard. TOF certification was one of the innovative developments of the 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.
To provide you with additional information about this revised national system, we held a webinar on 10 May, at 10:00 CEST. Watch the recording:
The endorsement process
The Dutch system was submitted to PEFC after being revised in line with PEFC requirements. The national system is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this assessment to maintain its PEFC endorsement.
An important aspect of the assessment process is the public consultation. Over the sixty-day consultation, stakeholders from around the world can give their comments and provide feedback on any aspect of the system. The Registered Assessor will use the information received from this consultation in their assessment of the system.