Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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.

Issuance of PEFC Logo use licenses by the PEFC Council, PEFC GD 1005

Procedural document

Date of implementation 27 November 2012

The rules for the issuance of PEFC logo use licenses by the PEFC Council to ensure legally compliant use of the PEFC logo in accordance with the PEFC Logo Usage Rules. This document has been replaced by PEFC GD 1005:2020, the transition date is 14 February 2023.

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The rules for the issuance of PEFC logo use licenses by the PEFC Council to ensure legally compliant use of the PEFC logo in accordance with the PEFC Logo Usage Rules. This document has been replaced by PEFC GD 1005:2020, the transition date is 14 February 2023.

PEFC Notification of Certification Bodies by PEFC Council, PEFC GD 1006

Procedural document

Date of implementation 27 November 2012

The requirements for certification bodies providing chain of custody certification services in countries without authorised bodies.

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The requirements for certification bodies providing chain of custody certification services in countries without authorised bodies.

Administration of PEFC Scheme, PEFC GD 1004

Procedural document

Date of implementation 5 October 2009

The requirements for the administration of a PEFC scheme, including: PEFC notification of certification bodies; PEFC logo usage licensing; operation of the PEFC registration system; and complaint and dispute procedures.

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The requirements for the administration of a PEFC scheme, including: PEFC notification of certification bodies; PEFC logo usage licensing; operation of the PEFC registration system; and complaint and dispute procedures.

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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