Technical documentation

Technical documentation

Members of the Sustainable Forest Management Working Group

Standards development

Members of the Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. A permanent working group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach.

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Members of the Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. A permanent working group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach.

COVID-19: Chain of custody auditing guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

Guidance document

Date of implementation 10 March 2020

Guidance for chain of custody auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19. This updated guidance - Version 8 - was released 28 April 2021.

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Guidance for chain of custody auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19. This updated guidance - Version 8 - was released 28 April 2021.

Japanese sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Japan. It maintained its endorsement on 31 January 2022. The review date is 29 March 2026.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Japan. It maintained its endorsement on 31 January 2022. The review date is 29 March 2026.

COVID-19: SFM auditing guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

Guidance document

Date of implementation 9 April 2020

Guidance for sustainable forest management auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19.

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Guidance for sustainable forest management auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19.

PEFC Chain of Custody Pool of Experts Programme Guidelines

Guidance document

Guidance and minimum requirements for the technical experts providing chain of custody training to auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers, as part of the Pool of Experts programme.

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Guidance and minimum requirements for the technical experts providing chain of custody training to auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers, as part of the Pool of Experts programme.

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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