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Questions and Answers to PEFC ST 2003:2012

Questions and Answers to PEFC ST 2003:2012

PEFC ST 2003:2012, Requirements for Certification Bodies operating Certification against the PEFC International Chain of Custody Standard, contains specific requirements on the certification process and the competencies of auditors. Since it came into effect in July 2012, PEFC has received...

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Chain of Custody of Forest-Based Products – Guidance for Use (PEFC GD 2001:2014)

Chain of Custody of Forest-Based Products – Guidance for Use (PEFC GD 2001:2014)

This guidance document provides information for the implementation of the requirements of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard PEFC ST 2002:2013, excluding clause 9 Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody.

Structure of the PEFC Technical Documentation (PEFC GD 1001:2008)

Structure of the PEFC Technical Documentation (PEFC GD 1001:2008)

Much of PEFC's spectrum of activities is based on technical documentation outlining principles, criteria, and procedures. PEFC modified its documentation structure in 2008 to improve usability and readability. Documentation that has been developed or revised since this document came into effect...

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Acceptance of PEFC Members (PEFC GD 1002:2008)

Acceptance of PEFC Members (PEFC GD 1002:2008)

Defines conditions and procedures for PEFC membership.  

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PEFC Council Technical Documents Development Procedures (PEFC GD 1003:2009)

PEFC Council Technical Documents Development Procedures (PEFC GD 1003:2009)

Covers procedures for the development of technical documents  to ensure objectivity, efficiency, and transparency  amongst participating stakeholders.  

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Administration of PEFC Scheme (PEFC GD 1004:2009)

Administration of PEFC Scheme (PEFC GD 1004:2009)

Covers requirements for the administration of the PEFC scheme including PEFC notification of certification bodies; PEFC Logo usage licensing; operation of the PEFC Registration System; complaint and dispute procedures.

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Issuance of PEFC Logo Use Licenses by the PEFC Council (PEFC GD 1005:2012)

Issuance of PEFC Logo Use Licenses by the PEFC Council (PEFC GD 1005:2012)

Covers the issuance of PEFC logo use licenses by the PEFC Council to ensure legally compliant use with the PEFC Logo usage rules – requirements, PEFC ST 2001:2008 v2 and its enforcement. The PEFC Council only issues the licenses to entities located in a country without the PEFC authorised body...

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PEFC Notification of Certification Bodies by PEFC Council (PEFC GD 1006:2012)

PEFC Notification of Certification Bodies by PEFC Council (PEFC GD 1006:2012)

Only certification bodies in compliance with PEFC requirements and recognized by PEFC by are authorized to provide PEFC Chain of Custody certification services. Requirements include, for example, that the certification body is accredited by the relevant national accreditation body, which in turn...

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Endorsement and Mutual Recognition of National Systems and their Revision (PEFC GD 1007:2012)

Endorsement and Mutual Recognition of National Systems and their Revision (PEFC GD 1007:2012)

This document describes the endorsement and mutual recognition process and refers to PEFC Standards and Guidelines. Procedures for the endorsement and mutual recognition of new, reviewed, revised and/or amended systems are described. The endorsement of a system means that the members of the PEFC...

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Nomination for Election of the PEFC Council Chairman, Vice Chairmen and Members of the Board of Directors (GL 3/2010)

Nomination for Election of the PEFC Council Chairman, Vice Chairmen and Members of the Board of Directors (GL 3/2010)

The objective of these guidelines is to describe the rules and procedures for nominations and election of the Chairman, Vice Chairmen and members of the Board of Directors.  

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PEFC Council Procedures for the Investigation and Resolution of Complaints and Appeals (GL 7/2007)

PEFC Council Procedures for the Investigation and Resolution of Complaints and Appeals (GL 7/2007)

Describes 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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