PEFC - your partner for the EUDR
23 November 2023 EU Deforestation Regulation
At PEFC, we have a longstanding commitment to halting deforestation through the promotion of sustainable forest management and products that do not contribute to forest loss. We are committed to continuing this work and strongly support the objectives of the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR).
Our standards are already well positioned to meet many key elements of the EUDR, and we are working intensively to align them more closely with EUDR requirements. PEFC chain of custody certified companies and PEFC certified forest owners will soon be able to benefit from our practical solutions to enable them to successfully implement EUDR.
At PEFC, we take a holistic approach in how we manage our forests sustainably. PEFC certification takes into account numerous environmental, social and economic considerations, while at the same time addressing the EUDR's key focus - deforestation and legality of wood.
The PEFC EUDR roll out
PEFC has 25 years of experience in enabling dialogue on sustainable forest management. We meet the challenge of EUDR no differently: bringing different experts and stakeholders together, building consensus, and providing a solution to the market that gives flexibility and responds to the needs of our stakeholders.
We have put in place a cross-functional plan to cover the different aspects within EUDR. Aligned to our inclusive dialogue and bottom-up approach, PEFC members and external experts are participating in working groups and task forces to develop our PEFC EUDR solution for the market.
PEFC's roadmap to EUDR alignment
Our roadmap will guide us and our members to an approved solution by the European summer of 2024.
A few critical steps in our roadmap include the public consultations of the EUDR related standards in February and March and piloting testing of these standards between March and April - ready for the approval of the standards in May/June 2024.
Behind the scenes, our Working Groups and Task Forces will be working on our development streams to ensure we have practical solutions in place to enable you to successfully implement EUDR. We also continue to engage with the EU Commission, as we have done since the start of the EUDR development process.
If you have any questions or queries regarding PEFC and our alignment with EUDR, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.