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Endorsed National Forest Certification Systems

National forest certification systems are developed at national level, enabling them to be adapted to local conditions, consistent with national laws and regulations, and meet the expectations of stakeholders on the ground.

Once a country has developed a national forest certification system in line with our requirements, the system is submitted to us for endorsement. The system will then go through an independent and rigorous assessment process before it can be endorsed.

The full system documentation, the assessment report and the endorsement history and key dates are all publicly available here.

To display information about an endorsed national certification system, please select a country from the list below:

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Endorsement

ATFS

Key documentation

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: 11 November 2014
  • Review date: 11 November 2019

System history

  • Joined PEFC: 19 June 2001
  • First endorsement: 7 August 2008
  • First re-endorsement: 23 December 2013
  • Second re-endorsement: 15 December 2017

SFI*

Key documentation

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: 5 November 2014
  • Review date: 5 November 2019

System history

  • Joined PEFC: 19 June 2001
  • First endorsement: 6 December 2005
  • First re-endorsement: 3 November 2011
  • Second re-endoresement: 12 August 2016

* Note: The SFI Forest Management standard has achieved PEFC endorsement. PEFC has not endorsed the SFI Chain of Custody standard. Any company that sources timber from SFI-certified forests and would like to sell it as PEFC-certified or use the PEFC label needs to obtain PEFC Chain of Custody certification.