Ongoing assessments

The forest certification systems under the PEFC assessment process.

Ongoing assessments

The assessment of national and regional forest certification systems, carried out by independent professionals, ensures these systems meet our international requirements.

There are three types of assessment: 

  • Assessment of a new system for first time endorsement
  • Assessment of a revised system to maintain endorsement
  • Assessment of a reaffirmed system to maintain endorsement

An important aspect of the assessment process is the global public consultation. This is your chance to give your feedback on any aspect of the system. You can find all the open public consultations here.

The following forest certification systems are under the PEFC assessment process.

New systems

NCCF’s Trees outside Forests Certification Standard (national standard)
Consultation opening soon: 27 September - 25 November 2021
See all standard assessment details / Register for the webinar

Myanmar Forest Certification Scheme - Assessment suspended

PEFC Balkan Forest Certification Scheme (regional system)
Consultation deadline: 2 October 2021 - give your feedback
See assessment details for Bosnia & Herzegovina / North Macedonia / Slovenia
Watch the webinar recording

Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC) for the Congo Basin (regional system)
See assessment details for Cameroon / Republic of Congo / Gabon
Watch the webinar recording

Revised systems

Uruguayan PEFC Scheme 
Consultation deadline: 21 October 2021 - give your feedback
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Danish Forest Certification Scheme
Consultation deadline: 2 September 2021 - give your feedback
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

American Tree Farm System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Sustainable Green Ecosystem Council (Japan)
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

PEFC Certification System Netherlands 
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

German Forest Certification System
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

IFCC Forest Certification Scheme (Indonesia)
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

China Forest Certification Scheme
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Swiss PEFC Scheme
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme 
See all system assessment details / Watch the webinar recording

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