Technical documentation

Technical documentation

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.

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.

Annex 6 - Certification and Accreditation Procedures

International standard

Date of implementation 5 October 2007

Defines the certification and accreditation procedures for national certification schemes.

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Defines the certification and accreditation procedures for national certification schemes.

PEFC Council procedures for the investigation and resolution of complaints and appeals (GL 7/2007)

Guidance document

Date of implementation 28 June 2007

The responsibilities and actions of PEFC Council and PEFC National Governing Bodies for the investigation and resolution of complaints and appeals.

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The responsibilities and actions of PEFC Council and PEFC National Governing Bodies for the investigation and resolution of complaints and appeals.

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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