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.

French assessment report

Assessment Report

Assessment report of the French national forest certification system, by Indufor Oy.

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Assessment report of the French national forest certification system, by Indufor Oy.

Korean assessment report

Assessment Report

Assessment report of the Korean national forest certification system, by Form international.

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Assessment report of the Korean national forest certification system, by Form international.

Guyana assessment report

Assessment Report

Assessment report of the Guyanese national forest certification system, by Khalil Manaf Hegarty.

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Assessment report of the Guyanese national forest certification system, by Khalil Manaf Hegarty.

Czech assessment report

Assessment Report

Assessment report of the Czech national forest certification system, by CK Services.

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Assessment report of the Czech national forest certification system, by CK Services.

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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Marta Martínez Pardo

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