Technical documentation

Technical documentation

Requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against PEFC Endorsed Forest Management Standards, PEFC ST 1004

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 12 July 2024

This standard lays out the PEFC international benchmark requirements for certification bodies operating sustainable forest management certification. It defines the minimum international requirements for certification bodies to be adopted by PEFC endorsed forest certification systems and indicates the specific benchmark requirements that shall be further developed by PEFC endorsed forest certification systems.

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This standard lays out the PEFC international benchmark requirements for certification bodies operating sustainable forest management certification. It defines the minimum international requirements for certification bodies to be adopted by PEFC endorsed forest certification systems and indicates the specific benchmark requirements that shall be further developed by PEFC endorsed forest certification systems.

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Working Group

Standards development

The terms of reference for the permanent WG responsible for identifying and validating the gaps between the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard and the EUDR requirements, developing technical proposals for meeting these requirements.

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The terms of reference for the permanent WG responsible for identifying and validating the gaps between the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard and the EUDR requirements, developing technical proposals for meeting these requirements.

Terms of Reference of the Task Force on Data aspects on the EUDR (draft)

Standards development

The draft terms of reference of the Task Force on Data aspects on the EUDR. The task force is established as a temporary task force for one year, with the possibility of continuation.

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The draft terms of reference of the Task Force on Data aspects on the EUDR. The task force is established as a temporary task force for one year, with the possibility of continuation.

Czech sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Czech Republic. It maintained its endorsement on 10 January 2024. The review date is 25 May 2028.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Czech Republic. It maintained its endorsement on 10 January 2024. The review date is 25 May 2028.

Guyanese sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Guyana. It achieved endorsement by PEFC on 21 March 2024. The review date is 24 April 2028.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Guyana. It achieved endorsement by PEFC on 21 March 2024. The review date is 24 April 2028.

Conflict Timber

See PEFC's guidance following the announcement that all timber originating from Russia and Belarus is ‘conflict timber’.

COVID-19

See PEFC's latest COVID-19 guidance for certification bodies and certified entities.

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