Technical documentation

Technical documentation

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Chain of Custody Working Group (draft)

Standards development

The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development and maintenance of the PEFC chain of custody, including the three chain of custody standards.

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The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development and maintenance of the PEFC chain of custody, including the three chain of custody standards.

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Working Group

Standards development

The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach and the provision of guidance on the implementation and interpretation of PEFC’s benchmark standards for forest management certification.

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The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach and the provision of guidance on the implementation and interpretation of PEFC’s benchmark standards for forest management certification.

Questions and Answers: revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standard

Standards development

During our webinars explaining the changes to the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards, the following questions were asked. This document provides the responses to those questions.

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During our webinars explaining the changes to the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards, the following questions were asked. This document provides the responses to those questions.

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Working Group “Certification Body Requirements - Chain of Custody”

Standards development

The terms of reference for the Working Group responsible for the revision of PEFC’s requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2003).

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The terms of reference for the Working Group responsible for the revision of PEFC’s requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2003).

Sustainable Forest Management, PEFC ST 1003

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 28 November 2018

This benchmark lays out the international requirements for sustainable forest management. Developed by a working group with representation of all relevant stakeholders, it describes the criteria and indicators we believe are vital for the sustainable management of a forest. Every national forest management standard must address these requirements to achieve PEFC endorsement.

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This benchmark lays out the international requirements for sustainable forest management. Developed by a working group with representation of all relevant stakeholders, it describes the criteria and indicators we believe are vital for the sustainable management of a forest. Every national forest management standard must address these requirements to achieve PEFC endorsement.

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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