Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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.

Group Forest Management Certification, PEFC ST 1002

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 28 November 2018

This benchmark defines the general requirements for national forest certification systems with group forest management certification. Stakeholders use this benchmark when they develop their national group certification requirements. It covers aspects such as the minimum requirements for internal monitoring and auditing within a certified group – a vital process if group certification is to be effective.

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This benchmark defines the general requirements for national forest certification systems with group forest management certification. Stakeholders use this benchmark when they develop their national group certification requirements. It covers aspects such as the minimum requirements for internal monitoring and auditing within a certified group – a vital process if group certification is to be effective.

Nomination and Election Procedures for the PEFC Council Board, PEFC GD 1009

Procedural document

Date of implementation 5 October 2018

These guidelines describe the rules and procedures for nominations and election of the Chairman, two Vice Chairs and members of the Board of Directors. This guide is an editorially reviewed and updated re-issuance of guideline GL3/2010, which it replaced as of 5 October 2018.

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These guidelines describe the rules and procedures for nominations and election of the Chairman, two Vice Chairs and members of the Board of Directors. This guide is an editorially reviewed and updated re-issuance of guideline GL3/2010, which it replaced as of 5 October 2018.

Standard Setting, PEFC ST 1001

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 15 November 2017

This benchmark outlines the processes and steps that must take place during the development, review and revision of national forest management standards.

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This benchmark outlines the processes and steps that must take place during the development, review and revision of national forest management standards.

Endorsement of National Systems, PEFC GD 1007

Procedural document

Date of implementation 6 October 2017

The requirements for the endorsement and mutual recognition process of new, reviewed, revised and/or amended national forest certification systems. It covers the steps of the assessment process that every national system must go through in order to achieve PEFC endorsement. It also sets the framework for the endorsement decision-making process, providing fairness and equity for all applicants.

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The requirements for the endorsement and mutual recognition process of new, reviewed, revised and/or amended national forest certification systems. It covers the steps of the assessment process that every national system must go through in order to achieve PEFC endorsement. It also sets the framework for the endorsement decision-making process, providing fairness and equity for all applicants.

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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