Chinese forest certification system submitted for endorsement
15 February 2021 PEFC system news
The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) submitted their national forest certification system to PEFC for re-endorsement in December 2019. The public consultation, which is your chance to give your feedback on this revised system, will run from 1 March until 30 April.
CFCC, the PEFC national member for China, revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.
The revised China Forest Certification Scheme is also the first national system submitted to PEFC for endorsement that includes a Trees Outside Forests (TOF) standard. TOF certification was one of the innovative developments of the 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.
To provide you with additional information about this revised national system and the new TOF standard, we are holding a webinar on 1 March, at 8:00 CET. The webinar is free to attend, and everyone is welcome.
The endorsement process
After revising the national system in line with PEFC requirements, CFCC 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.
Want to know more? Join us for the webinar on 1 March.