Technical documentation

Technical documentation

PEFC Checklist – Requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard

Checklist

This checklist covers requirements for certification bodies operating certification against the PEFC 2022 Chain of Custody standard as defined in PEFC ST 2003:2020. It shall be completed by any system that applies for endorsement and recognition of a system specific Chain of Custody standard (i.e., a national Chain of Custody standard), unless the systems has adopted the PEFC ST 2003:2020.

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This checklist covers requirements for certification bodies operating certification against the PEFC 2022 Chain of Custody standard as defined in PEFC ST 2003:2020. It shall be completed by any system that applies for endorsement and recognition of a system specific Chain of Custody standard (i.e., a national Chain of Custody standard), unless the systems has adopted the PEFC ST 2003:2020.

Members of the Sustainable Forest Management Working Group

Standards development

Members of the Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. A permanent working group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach.

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Members of the Sustainable Forest Management Working Group. A permanent working group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach.

COVID-19: Chain of custody auditing guidance for certification bodies and certified companies

Guidance document

Date of implementation 10 March 2020

Guidance for chain of custody auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19. This updated guidance - Version 8 - was released 28 April 2021.

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Guidance for chain of custody auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19. This updated guidance - Version 8 - was released 28 April 2021.

SFI sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). It maintained its endorsement on 16 December 2021. The standard covers both the United States (USA) and Canada. The review date is 15 April 2026.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). It maintained its endorsement on 16 December 2021. The standard covers both the United States (USA) and Canada. The review date is 15 April 2026.

Japanese sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Japan. It maintained its endorsement on 31 January 2022. The review date is 29 March 2026.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Japan. It maintained its endorsement on 31 January 2022. The review date is 29 March 2026.

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

Certification Programme Senior Manager

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