Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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 of Forest-Based Products – Guidance for Use, PEFC GD 2001

Guidance document

Date of implementation 9 May 2017

This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard (PEFC ST 2002), excluding clause 9 Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody.

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This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard (PEFC ST 2002), excluding clause 9 Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody.

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 This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2002:2020.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 This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2002:2020.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.

PEFC Logo Usage Toolkit

Guidance document

This Toolkit is designed to assist logo users in applying the logo and labels consistently in terms of design and layout, and in line with our technical requirements and branding.

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This Toolkit is designed to assist logo users in applying the logo and labels consistently in terms of design and layout, and in line with our technical requirements and branding.

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