History before PEFC
PEFC Slovakia (the former Slovak Forest Certification Association) was established in 2002.
The main aim of the association was to become a member of the PEFC Council, develop a national Slovak Forest Certification System and apply for the international endorsement of the national system.
The Slovak system was endorsed by PEFC in August 2005.
What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?
The main benefit of being part of the PEFC alliance for the Slovak forest owners and forest-based industries is that they can build on the local forestry traditions and at the same time they can enter the global markets for forest products.
Slovak system information
To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.
- National approval date: 12 December 2014
- Review date: 12 December 2019
- Joined PEFC: 22 November 2002
- Endorsed: 12 August 2005
- Re-endorsed: 28 July 2010
- Re-endorsed: 14 January 2016