Introduction to the Japanese system

Introduction to the Japanese system

System introduction webinar

SGEC/PEFC Japan submitted their national forest certification system to PEFC for assessment earlier this year. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 17 May to 16 July 2021.

SGEC/PEFC Japan revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.

To provide you with additional information about this revised national system, we held a webinar on 31 May, at 9:00 CEST. Watch the recording:

The endorsement process

After revising the national system in line with PEFC requirements, SGEC/PEFC Japan submitted the system to PEFC. The national system is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this assessment to maintain its PEFC endorsement. 

An important aspect of the assessment process is the public consultation. Over the sixty-day consultation, stakeholders from around the world can give their comments and provide feedback on any aspect of the system. The Registered Assessor will use the information received from this consultation in their assessment of the system.


31 May 2021

09:00 - 10:00 (UTC+2)

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Hubert Inhaizer

Technical Officer

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