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).

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.

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.

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.

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