Technical documentation

Technical documentation

Sustainable Forest Management, ST 1003

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 28 November 2018

This benchmark lays out the international requirements for sustainable forest management. Developed by a working group with representation of all relevant stakeholders, it describes the criteria and indicators we believe are vital for the sustainable management of a forest. Every national forest management standard must address these requirements to achieve PEFC endorsement.

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This benchmark lays out the international requirements for sustainable forest management. Developed by a working group with representation of all relevant stakeholders, it describes the criteria and indicators we believe are vital for the sustainable management of a forest. Every national forest management standard must address these requirements to achieve PEFC endorsement.

Group Forest Management Certification, PEFC ST 1002

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 28 November 2018

This benchmark defines the general requirements for national forest certification systems with group forest management certification. Stakeholders use this benchmark when they develop their national group certification requirements. It covers aspects such as the minimum requirements for internal monitoring and auditing within a certified group – a vital process if group certification is to be effective.

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This benchmark defines the general requirements for national forest certification systems with group forest management certification. Stakeholders use this benchmark when they develop their national group certification requirements. It covers aspects such as the minimum requirements for internal monitoring and auditing within a certified group – a vital process if group certification is to be effective.

Standard Setting, ST 1001

Benchmark Standard

Date of implementation 15 November 2017

This benchmark outlines the processes and steps that must take place during the development, review and revision of national forest management standards.

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This benchmark outlines the processes and steps that must take place during the development, review and revision of national forest management standards.

Chain of Custody, PEFC ST 2002

International standard

Date of implementation 7 December 2015

This standard lays out the requirements for Chain of Custody certification for forest-based products – the conditions a company must meet in order to achieve PEFC certification. During the certification process, the certification body will assess the company against the requirements set out in this document. If the company complies, they will receive their PEFC Chain of Custody certificate.

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This standard lays out the requirements for Chain of Custody certification for forest-based products – the conditions a company must meet in order to achieve PEFC certification. During the certification process, the certification body will assess the company against the requirements set out in this document. If the company complies, they will receive their PEFC Chain of Custody certificate.

Certification Body Requirements – Chain of Custody, PEFC ST 2003

International standard

Date of implementation 20 November 2014

This document defines the requirements for certification bodies carrying out PEFC chain of custody certification. It was developed by a joint working group of PEFC and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and became effective as of 16 July 2012.

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This document defines the requirements for certification bodies carrying out PEFC chain of custody certification. It was developed by a joint working group of PEFC and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and became effective as of 16 July 2012.

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