Technical documentation

Technical documentation

Terms of Reference of the PEFC Working Group “Certification Body Requirements - Chain of Custody”

Standards development

The terms of reference for the Working Group responsible for the revision of PEFC’s requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2003).

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The terms of reference for the Working Group responsible for the revision of PEFC’s requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2003).

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.

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 This edition has been replaced by the revised PEFC ST 2002:2020.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

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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