Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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).

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 – 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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