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Give your feedback on the South African forest certification system

Dec 07 2017

PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the South African national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool.

The South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is one of our newest national members, joining earlier this year in May. This means it is the first time they have submitted their national system to PEFC for endorsement.

Make your comments now! The deadline is 9 January 2018.

Find out more about the system

In order to give you a better understanding of the new system, join us on 19 December for an explanatory webinar. SAFAS will use the session to introduce their system, with a focus on the standard setting process and the structure of SAFAS in general.

The webinar takes place on Tuesday 19 December, 13.00 – 14.00 CET. Sign up now!

The PEFC endorsement process

The 60-day global public consultation is a vital part of the PEFC endorsement process. It is your chance to comment and provide feedback on any aspect of the national system.

The PEFC Registered Assessor that carries out the assessment will use the information received from this consultation to help determine the compliance of the national system with our international requirements.

Once the national system has successfully passed the assessment, the PEFC General Assembly votes on its endorsement. A two-thirds majority is required for a system to be endorsed.

Find out more about the PEFC endorsement process…

We need your comments!

We invited all stakeholders to use our Online Consultation Tool to provide comments on the SAFAS Certification Scheme.

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