Find out more about draft ST 1004, certification body requirements for sustainable forest management

Join us on 29 November or 13 December for a special information webinar as we introduce the draft ST 1004 and answer your questions.

Find out more about draft ST 1004, certification body requirements for sustainable forest management

22 November 2022 PEFC system news

Preparing to give your feedback in the public consultation on ST 1004, requirements for certification bodies operating sustainable forest management certification, but would like more information on this new standard?

Join us on 29 November or 13 December for a special information webinar as we introduce the draft ST 1004 and answer your questions.

The webinar is free to attend and takes place twice, at 11:00 CET and 15:30 CET. Register for the early session here and the late session here.

The standard

ST 1004 sets the requirements for certification bodies carrying out PEFC forest management certification. With this new standard, we are harmonizing the requirements for certification bodies, ensuring consistency in the implementation of PEFC sustainable forest management certification worldwide. 

It is the first of its kind: a hybrid between a Benchmark and International standard. It includes benchmark requirements to be further developed at national level by national members, and requirements that certification bodies shall directly implement. Doing so, we ensure consistency and harmonisation in implementation, while at the same time enabling adaption to local conditions. 

Public consultation

This vital benchmark standard is entering the last stage of its development, and now we need to hear from you. Give your comments, feedback, and suggestions, to help us ensure this standard meets your needs and expectations. 

To submit your comments, please fill in this form – you will immediately receive a link to the document and instructions on how to give your feedback.

The deadline for comments is 10 January 2023.

If you have any queries, contact us at technical@pefc.org

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