Indian Trees outside Forests national standard submitted for endorsement

Get ready for the public consultation with our upcoming webinar on 27 September.

Indian Trees outside Forests national standard submitted for endorsement

21 September 2021 PEFC system news

The Indian Trees outside Forests national certification standard has been submitted to PEFC for endorsement. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this national standard, will run from 27 September to 25 November 2021.

This is the first time Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), the PEFC national member for India, has applied for PEFC endorsement of its NCCF Trees outside Forests Certification Standard. 

Trees outside Forests (TOF) certification was one of the innovative developments of the 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.

To provide you with additional information about this new TOF standard, we are holding a webinar on 27 September, at 10:00 CEST. The webinar is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. 

The endorsement process

After developing the national standard in line with PEFC requirements, NCCF submitted it to PEFC for endorsement. The standard is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this process and be approved by the PEFC General Assembly before it can achieve 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 standard. The Registered Assessor will use the information received from this consultation in their assessment of the standard.

Want to know more? Join us for the webinar on 27 September!

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