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.

Members of the Chain of Custody Working Group

Standards development

Members of the Chain of Custody Working Group. A permanent working group responsible for the development of the PEFC chain of custody, including the maintenance of the three chain of custody standards.

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Members of the Chain of Custody Working Group. A permanent working group responsible for the development of the PEFC chain of custody, including the maintenance of the three chain of custody standards.

Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree Based Products and Related Standards – Guidance for Use, PEFC GD 2001

Guidance document

Date of implementation 26 October 2022

This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of PEFC ST 2002:2020, Chain of Custody, and related standards PEFC ST 2001:2020, PEFC Trademarks Rules and PEFC ST 2003:2020, Certification Bodies Requirements - Chain of Custody.

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This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of PEFC ST 2002:2020, Chain of Custody, and related standards PEFC ST 2001:2020, PEFC Trademarks Rules and PEFC ST 2003:2020, Certification Bodies Requirements - Chain of Custody.

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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