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Global public consultations are an integral part of PEFC's processes. We invite feedback on enquiry drafts of all our technical documentation during a four week global public consultation. A sixty day global public consultation applies to all assessments of national certification systems.

PEFC Technical Documentation

The following enquiry drafts were subject to a 60 day public consultation as part of the documentation development requirements process. Interested stakeholders submitted comments directly to PEFC.

PEFC ST 1003:2010, Appendix 2, Guidelines for interpretation for some natural forests, including tropical forests
Description

Provides guidance for the PEFC assessment of forest management standards which are used for the certification of natural forests, including but not limited to tropical forests, where particular issues and challenges are evident.

Consultation period 02 May - 01 July 2014
Documents PEFC ST 1003:2010, Appendix 2 Enquiry Draft
Further information Online Consultation Tool

Chain of Custody of forest-based products - Guidance for use
Description

Provides explanation, clarification and interpretation to PEFC ST 2002:2013, Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Requirements.

Consultation period 07 February - 07 March 2014
Documents PEFC GD 2001:201X - Enquiry Draft
Further information Online Consultation Tool

PEFC Requirements for Certification Bodies operating Forest Management Certification
Description

Defines requirements for certification bodies operating forest management certification against national PEFC standards.

Consultation period 23 April 2013 - 21 June 2013
Documents PEFC ST 1004:201x - Enquiry Draft
Further information Online Consultation Tool

PEFC Chain of Custody Standard - PEFC ST 2002:2013
Description

Stakeholders worldwide are invited to provide comments and feedback on the revised PEFC Chain of Custody Standard, which, among other items, addresses requirements set forth by the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR)

Consultation period 04 December 2012 - 02 February 2013
Documents PEFC ST 2002:2013 Enquiry Draft (537 kB)
PEFC ST 2002:2013 ED tracked changes (246 kB)
Further information Online Consultation Tool

PEFC GD 1007:201X, Endorsement and Mutual Recognition of National Schemes and their Revision
Description

Ensures the robust implementation of PEFC's globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks at regional, national and sub-national levels.

Consultation period 19 July - 17 September 2012
Documents PEFC GD 1007:201X, Endorsement and Mutual Recognition of National Schemes and their Revision (pdficon_small 644 kB)
Further information Online Consultation Tool

PEFC ST 1003:2010, Appendix 2: Additional interpretation and requirements for tropical natural forests
Description

Defines additional requirements and interpretations for forest management standards applicable for natural tropical forests.

Consultation period 28 September - 27 November 2011
Documents Appendix 2: Additional interpretation and requirements for tropical natural forests (pdficon_small 61kB)

Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Guidance for Use
Description

Provides information and guidance on the correct implementation of the requirements for users of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard.

Consultation period 07 - 31 March 2011
Documents Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Guidance for use (PEFC GD 2001:200x (ED 1.0) (pdficon_small 648 kb)

Tropical Natural Forest Management Standard
Description This document forms the basis of all forest management standards for tropical natural forests and establishes the environmental, social, and economic requirements that forest management must comply with to ensure the sustainable use of forest resources.
Consultation period 10 June - 10 August 2010
Documents PEFC ST 1003200x  Part 2 Tropical forests  (pdficon_small 211 kb)

Social Requirements in Chain of Custody Certification
Description The proposal to expand the scope of Chain of Custody certification and include social, healthy and safety requirements is one of the outcomes of the 2009 global public consultation on the enquiry draft of the revised Chain of Custody standard.
Consultation period 20 May - 23 July 2010
Documents

Social Requirements in Chain of Custody Certification (Appendix 4: Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody) (pdficon_small 37 kb)

See also: Chain of custody of forest based products – requirements with guidance for use (PEFC ST 2002:200x (ED) (pdficon_small 240 kb)


Requirements for the Certification of Multiple Forest Holdings
Description Defines the requirements for group certification under a forest certification scheme. Group certification allows the certification of multiple forest holdings under one certificate, a concept that is considered the most effective option for small family- and community-owned forests to obtain certification.
Consultation period 28 April - 30 June 2010
Documents PEFC ST 1002:200x - Group Forest Management Certification - requirements (pdficon_small 100 kb)
 

Requirements for Standard Setting
Description The requirements that standardising bodies and the standard setting process need to comply with in the development and revision of forest management and scheme specific chain of custody standards
Consultation period 28 April - 30 June 2010
Documents PEFC ST 1001:200x - Standard Setting - requirements (pdficon_small 119 kb)
 

Requirements for Sustainable Forest Management in Temperate, Boreal and Plantation Forests
Description Forms the basis of all forest management standards for temperate, boreal and plantation forests and establishes the environmental, social, and economic requirements that forest management must comply with to ensure the sustainable use of forest resources.
Consultation period 28 April - 30 June 2010
Documents
PEFC ST 1003:200x - Requirements for Sustainable Forest Management Standards - Part 1: Temperate, boreal and plantation forests (pdficon_small 187 kb)


National Certification Systems

2014

Revised PAFC Gabon Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 12 November 2014
Submitted for assessment 19 July 2013
Consultation period 13 August - 12 October 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor Jörn Ackermann
Further information System documentation

IFCC Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 1 October 2014
Submitted for assessment 08 November 2013
Consultation period 03 December 2013 - 01 February 2014
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Argentine Forest Certification System
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2014
Submitted for assessment 18 August 2013
Consultation period 27 August - 26 October 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor Jörn Ackermann
Further information System documentation

Revised Luxembourg Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2014
Submitted for assessment 13 August 2013
Consultation period 19 August - 19 October 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor ForestSense
Further information System documentation

Revised Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2014
Submitted for assessment 05 August 2013
Consultation period 13 August - 12 October 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor TJ Consulting
Further information System documentation

Revised Spanish Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2014
Submitted for assessment 13 May 2013
Consultation period 03 June - 02 August 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised Swiss PEFC Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2014
Submitted for assessment 26 March 2013
Consultation period 03 June - 02 August 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor TJ Consulting
Further information System documentation

Revised Slovenian Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2014
Submitted for assessment 20 December 2012
Consultation period 14 May - 13 July 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor GreenWoodGlobal Consulting
Further information System documentation

China Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 5 February 2014
Submitted for assessment 14 September 2012
Consultation period 21 December 2012 - 19 February 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor Indufor Oy
Further information System documentation

2013

Revised American Tree Farm System (ATFS)
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 23 December 2013
Submitted for assessment 07 January 2013
Consultation period 14 May - 13 July 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor ITS Global
Further information System documentation

Revised Belgian Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 13 November 2013
Submitted for assessment 03 July 2012
Consultation period 08 January - 15 March 2013
Documentation Download
Assessor Jörn Ackermann
Further information System documentation

Revised UK Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 July 2013
Submitted for assessment 11 May 2012
Consultation period 27 June - 02 September 2012
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised Danish PEFC Certification Scheme for Sustainable Forest Management
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 22 May 2013
Submitted for assessment 02 May 2012
Consultation period 08 June - 07 August 2012
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

2012

Dutch Forest Certification System
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 21 December 2012
Submitted for assessment 11 January 2012
Consultation period 28 March - 01 June 2012
Documentation Download
Assessor Indufor Oy
Further information System documentation

Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification (Forest Plantations)
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 19 July 2012
Submitted for assessment 08 January 2010
Consultation period 17 August - 17 October 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Indufor Oy
Further information System Documentation

Revised Czech Forest Certification System
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 25 April 2012
Submitted for assessment 10 May 2011
Consultation period 30 August - 28 October 2011
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

2011

Revised Forest Certification System of PEFC France
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 23 December 2011
Submitted for assessment 10 May 2011
Consultation period 30 August - 28 October 2011
Documentation Download
Assessor Indufor Oy
Further information System documentation

PEFC Ireland's Certification Scheme for Sustainable Forest Management
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 23 December 2011
Submitted for assessment 04 January 2011
Consultation period 25 July - 22 September 2011
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised Swedish PEFC System
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 3 November 2011
Submitted for assessment 23 February 2011
Consultation period 21 June - 20 August 2011
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised Austrian Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 3 November 2011
Submitted for assessment 23 December 2010
Consultation period 20 May - 18 July 2011
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised System of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 3 November 2011
Submitted for assessment 28 April 2010
Consultation period 04 August - 06 October 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Systain Consulting
Further information System documentation

Uruguayan Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 29 June 2011
Submitted for assessment 11 January 2010
Consultation period 26 July - 26 September 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor ITS Global
Further information System documentation

Revised CSA Sustainable Forest Management Programme 
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 29 June 2011
Submitted for assessment 19 February 2010
Consultation period 01 October - 01 December 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Systain Consulting
Further information System Documentation

Revised Latvian PEFC Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 14 March 2011
Submitted for assessment 24 June 2010
Consultation period 13 October - 12 December 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Systain Consulting
Further information System documentation

Revised Brazilian CERFLOR Forest Certification Programme 
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 14 March 2011
Submitted for assessment 15 January 2010
Consultation period 31 August - 30 October 2010
Documentation Annexes 1 to 10
Annexes 11 to 12.1
Annex 12.2
Annexes 13 to 20
Annexes 21 to 32
Assessor Indufor Oy
Further information System documentation

2010

Revised German Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 5 November 2010
Submitted for assessment 19 February 2010
Consultation period 08 June - 13 August 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised PEFC Norway Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 5 November 2010
Submitted for assessment 13 November 2009
Consultation period 09 April - 09 June 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Indufor Oy
Further information System documentation

Revised Portuguese Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 5 November 2010
Submitted for assessment 24 October 2009
Consultation period 16 February - 16 April 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised Italian Certification Scheme for Sustainable Forest Management
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 28 July 2010
Submitted for assessment 14 January 2010
Consultation period 03 March - 05 May 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Systain Consulting
Further information System documentation

Revised Finnish PEFC System
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 28 July 2010
Submitted for assessment 13 November 2009
Consultation period 24 February - 28 April 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Form international
Further information System documentation

Revised Slovak Forest Certification Scheme
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 28 July 2010
Submitted for assessment 28 October 2009
Consultation period 28 January - 31 March 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Systain Consulting
Further information System documentation

Revised Luxembourg Certification Scheme for Sustainable Forest Management
The scheme was re-endorsed by PEFC on 28 July 2010
Submitted for assessment 03 July 2009
Consultation period 28 January - 31 March 2010
Documentation Download
Assessor Systain Consulting
Further information System documentation

PEFC scheme of the Republic of Belarus  
The scheme was endorsed by PEFC on 28 July 2010  
Submitted for assessment 22 December 2007  
Consultation period 24 June - 22 August 2008  
Documentation Download  
Assessor Indufor Oy  
Further information System documentation  

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