Public consultation: Croatian forest certification system

Give your feedback on the Croatian Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 16 August 2024.

Public consultation: Croatian forest certification system

18 June 2024 PEFC system news

Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the Croatian Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 16 August. Give your feedback.

This is the first time that CUPFOA, the Croatian Union of Private Forest Owners Associations, the PEFC national member for Croatia, has submitted its national system to PEFC for endorsement.

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After developing the national system in line with PEFC requirements, CUPFOA submitted the 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.

Give your feedback.

Need more information?

To provide you with additional information about this new system, we held a webinar on 17 June at 10:00 CEST. Watch the webinar recording:

PEFC in Croatia

CUPFOA joined the PEFC alliance as the national member for Croatia in November 2023 and submitted the national forest certification system for assessment in April 2024.

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Maintaining endorsements

For a national system to maintain its endorsement, it must meet a series of endorsement milestones. These milestones are linked to the national periodic review of the system and the sustainable forest management standard.

National systems go through a periodic review five years after their national approval (first endorsement milestone). The periodic review includes a gap analysis, public consultation and consideration of feedback received while the standard is in force.

National approval of the Croatian forest certification standard: 22 April 2024

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