Public consultation: Italian forest certification system

Give your feedback on the Italian Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 24 August 2023.

Public consultation: Italian forest certification system

27 June 2023 PEFC system news

Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the Italian Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 24 August.

PEFC Italy revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.

The revised Italian Forest Certification System also includes new a Trees Outside Forests (TOF) standard. TOF certification was one of the innovative developments of the 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.

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The Italian system was submitted to PEFC after being revised in line with PEFC requirements. The national system is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this assessment to maintain its PEFC 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.

Need more information?

To provide you with additional information about this revised national system, we held a webinar on 26 June at 10:00 CEST. Watch the webinar recording:


PEFC in Italy

PEFC Italy joined the PEFC alliance in 2001 and its national forest certification system was endorsed in 2004. The system was re-endorsed in 2010 and 2017. There are currently around 950,000 hectares of PEFC-certified forest area in the country.

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 Italian forest certification standard: 28 March 2023

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