Belgian forest certification system submitted for assessment
26 September 2022 PEFC system news
The Belgian Forest Certification System has been submitted to PEFC for assessment. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 3 October to 1 December 2022.
PEFC Belgium revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard. Please note that the system revision and standard only apply to the Walloon region of Belgium.
To provide you with additional information about this revised national system, we are holding a webinar on 3 October at 10:00 CEST.
The endorsement process
After revising the national system in line with PEFC requirements, PEFC Belgium submitted the revised system to PEFC for endorsement. The national system is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this process and be approved by the PEFC General Assembly before it can achieve 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.
Join us on 3 October to find out more - register for the webinar.