Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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.

Chain of Custody, PEFC ST 2002:2013

International standard

Date of implementation 7 December 2015

This standard lays out the requirements for chain of custody certification for forest-based products – the conditions a company must meet in order to achieve PEFC certification. This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2002:2020. The transition date is 14 August 2022. After this, companies still certified against the 2013 version will need to prepare their system according to the 2020 version, in preparation for certification against this version during their next external audit.

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This standard lays out the requirements for chain of custody certification for forest-based products – the conditions a company must meet in order to achieve PEFC certification. This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2002:2020. The transition date is 14 August 2022. After this, companies still certified against the 2013 version will need to prepare their system according to the 2020 version, in preparation for certification against this version during their next external audit.

Certification Body Requirements – Chain of Custody, PEFC ST 2003:2012

International standard

Date of implementation 20 November 2014

This document defines the requirements for certification bodies carrying out PEFC chain of custody certification. This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2003:2020. Certification bodies operating chain of custody certification against PEFC ST 2002 have until 14 August 2022 to transition to the latest standard.

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This document defines the requirements for certification bodies carrying out PEFC chain of custody certification. This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2003:2020. Certification bodies operating chain of custody certification against PEFC ST 2002 have until 14 August 2022 to transition to the latest standard.

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.

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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