Technical documentation

Technical documentation

PEFC Certification Bodies Requirements – Introduction to changes

Standards development

An overview of the changes made to the PEFC Certification Body Requirements - Chain of Custody standard (2003:2020) compared to the previous version from 2012.

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An overview of the changes made to the PEFC Certification Body Requirements - Chain of Custody standard (2003:2020) compared to the previous version from 2012.

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Chain of Custody Working Group (draft)

Standards development

The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development and maintenance of the PEFC chain of custody, including the three chain of custody standards.

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The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development and maintenance of the PEFC chain of custody, including the three chain of custody standards.

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Working Group

Standards development

The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach and the provision of guidance on the implementation and interpretation of PEFC’s benchmark standards for forest management certification.

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The terms of reference for the permanent Working Group responsible for the continued development of PEFC’s sustainable forest management approach and the provision of guidance on the implementation and interpretation of PEFC’s benchmark standards for forest management certification.

Vietnamese sustainable forest management standard

National standard

The national sustainable forest management standard of Vietnam, endorsed by PEFC on 29 October 2020. The review date is August 2024.

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The national sustainable forest management standard of Vietnam, endorsed by PEFC on 29 October 2020. The review date is August 2024.

Questions and Answers: revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standard

Standards development

During our webinars explaining the changes to the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards, the following questions were asked. This document provides the responses to those questions.

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During our webinars explaining the changes to the revised PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards, the following questions were asked. This document provides the responses to those questions.

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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