Public consultations

Give your comments and provide feedback on any aspect of national forest certification systems under assessment.

Public consultations

Global public consultations are an integral part of the assessment process of national forest certification systems. Over the sixty day consultation, stakeholders from around the world can give their comments and provide feedback on any aspect of the system. 

We also hold global public consultations as part of the development process of our international standards - see if there are any technical public consultations running.

To provide you with additional information, we organize a webinar during the consultation period of every national system. The webinar introduces the system and highlights the main aspects (or introduced changes in the case of revised systems). You can find recordings of the recent webinars on our YouTube channel.

The following systems are currently under assessment for PEFC endorsement, or for the maintenance of their endorsement. You can provide feedback on any system with an ongoing consultation.

Myanmar Forest Certification Scheme
Consultation opening soon (16 August - 14 October 2021)
Webinar: 10:00 CEST, 16 August - register for the webinar
Assessor: to be announced
PEFC Balkan Forest Certification Scheme
Consultation opening soon (4 August - 2 October 2021)
Webinar: 10:00 CEST, 4 August - register for the webinar
Assessor: to be announced
Danish Forest Certification Scheme
Consultation open (5 July - 2 September 2021) - give your feedback
Download the documentation / Watch the webinar recording
Assessor: to be announced
American Tree Farm System
Consultation open (14 June - 13 August 2021) - give your feedback
Download the documentation / Watch the webinar recording
Assessor: Indufor Oy
Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (Japan)
Consultation closed (17 May - 16 July 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: Article Three (formerly ITS Global)
PEFC Certification System Netherlands
Consultation closed (10 May - 8 July 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: TJ Consulting
German Forest Certification System
Consultation closed (19 April - 18 June 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: Form international
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Consultation closed (12 March - 11 May 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: TJ Consulting
IFCC Forest Certification Scheme (Indonesia)
Consultation closed (8 March - 7 May 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: Article Three (formerly ITS Global)
China Forest Certification Scheme
Consultation Closed (1 March - 30 April 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: Indufor Oy
Swiss PEFC Scheme
Consultation closed (8 February - 9 April 2021)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: CK Services
Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC) for the Congo Basin
Consultation closed (1 February - 1 April 2021).
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: Form international
Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme
Consultation closed (18 August - 17 October 2020)
Download the documentation / Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: Form international
Ukrainian National Voluntary Forest Certification System
System endorsed: 19 June 2021
Assessment Report / Sustainable Forest Management standard / Full system documentation
PEFC General Assembly postal ballot: 19 May - 19 June
Consultation: 28 August - 27 October 2020
Watch the recording of the webinar
Assessor: TJ Consulting


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