Swiss forest certification system submitted for endorsement

The Swiss national forest certification system has been submitted to PEFC for endorsement. Find out more in our upcoming webinar.

Swiss forest certification system submitted for endorsement

25 January 2021 PEFC system news

PEFC Switzerland submitted their national forest certification system to PEFC for re-endorsement in October last year. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 8 February to 9 April.

PEFC Switzerland revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.

In order to provide you with additional information about this revised national system, we are holding a webinar on 22 February, at 10:00 CET. The webinar is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. 

Register for the webinar

The endorsement process

After revising the national system in line with PEFC requirements, PEFC Switzerland submitted the revised system to PEFC for endorsement. The national system 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 system. The Registered Assessor will use the information received from this consultation in their assessment of the system.

Want to know more? Join us for the webinar on 22 February – register now! 


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