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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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Covers procedures for the development of technical documents to ensure objectivity, efficiency, and transparency amongst participating stakeholders.
GL 5/2006 - Interpretation of the PEFC Council Requirements for Consensus in the Standard Setting Process
Provides an interpretation of the PEFC Council requirements for consensus within the national standards development process.
Describes the responsibilities and actions of PEFC Council and PEFC National Governing Bodies for the investigation and resolution of complaints and appeals.
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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