Global public consultations

Give your comments and provide feedback on the development of our international standards.

Global public consultations

Public consultations are a vital part of the development process of our international standards. They are when you get to read the draft, make your comments and give direct feedback.

This is important for gaining additional observations and insights, helping the working group to shape the standard to ensure it meets stakeholder expectations. We provide a response to every comment we receive.

All consultations are run through our online consultation tool and are open for at least 60 days. If you are looking for public consultations on national forest certification systems, you can find them here.

Current public consultations

PEFC Chain of Custody

This standard lays out the requirements for Chain of Custody certification for forest-based products – the conditions a company must meet to achieve PEFC certification. PEFC Chain of Custody establishes the link from the forest to the market, tracking forest-based products from sustainable sources to the final product.

Many of the proposed changes will make PEFC Chain of Custody certification more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly, while retaining the robustness of the system.

Give your feedback – deadline 9 July 2019.

Chain of Custody, PEFC ST 2002:201X - Enquiry Draft 506.66 KB
PEFC Chain of Custody ST – Introduction to changes 317.69 KB

PEFC Trademarks

This standard covers the requirements for users of the PEFC trademarks (including both the PEFC logo and initials) to ensure their accurate, verifiable, relevant and non-misleading usage. 

The revised standard aims at strengthening the consistent use of our PEFC trademarks worldwide, while also making it easier for consumers to understand what the PEFC logo stands for.

Give your feedback – deadline 9 July 2019.

PEFC Trademarks Rules, PEFC ST 2001:201X - Enquiry Draft 480.62 KB
PEFC Trademarks ST – Introduction to changes 75.59 KB


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