Technical documentation

Technical documentation

Standard Setting – Introduction to changes

Standards development

An overview of the changes made to the PEFC Standard Setting standard (1001:2017) compared to the previous version from 2010.

 Download (33.50 KB)

An overview of the changes made to the PEFC Standard Setting standard (1001:2017) compared to the previous version from 2010.

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.

 Download (1.01 MB)

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.

Endorsement of National Systems - Introduction to changes

Standards development

An overview of the changes made to the PEFC Endorsement of National Systems guide (1007:2017) compared to the previous version from 2012.

 Download (74.08 KB)

An overview of the changes made to the PEFC Endorsement of National Systems guide (1007:2017) compared to the previous version from 2012.

Chain of Custody of Forest-Based Products – Guidance for Use, PEFC GD 2001

Guidance document

Date of implementation 9 May 2017

This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard (PEFC ST 2002), excluding clause 9 Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody.

 Download (1.64 MB)

This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard (PEFC ST 2002), excluding clause 9 Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody.

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.

 Download (381.49 KB)

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.

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.

PEFC contact

Marta Martínez Pardo

Technical Manager

Keep in touch

Subscribe to our newsletter