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.

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.

Swedish sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Sweden. It maintained its endorsement on 4 December 2023. The review date is 5 December 2027.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Sweden. It maintained its endorsement on 4 December 2023. The review date is 5 December 2027.

Norwegian sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Norway. It maintained its endorsement on 8 June 2023. The review date is 18 August 2027.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Norway. It maintained its endorsement on 8 June 2023. The review date is 18 August 2027.

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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