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Public consultation for new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module

Apr 25 2018

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), one of our PEFC members in North America, has submitted its new SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module for endorsement. Stakeholders globally have until 9 June 2018 to make their comments.

Head to our Online Consultation Tool to give your feedback!

The SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module offers certification of a group of small family forest lands, under one certificate, that are supplying the SFI Program Participant that is certified to the SFI 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard.

The Small Lands Module takes the burden off the landowner, and instead places it on the organization that has a need for more certified forest content. This approach directly engages small landowners that are interested in growing and selling timber and places added emphasis on accomplishing many land management objectives.

Make sure you read the assessment documentation to find out more.

Find out more about the model

In order to give you a better understanding of the new model, join us and SFI on 4 May 2018, 16.00 CEST, for an explanatory webinar.

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 (or in this case, the module).

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!

All stakeholders are invited to use PEFC's Online Consultation Tool to provide comments on the SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module by 9 June 2018.

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Companies (CoC): > 20,000

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