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Sustainable Forest Management (PEFC ST 1003:2018)

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. On the ground, this benchmark is the basis for the requirements that forest owners or managers must meet to achieve PEFC certification at local level, making it one of our most important standards.

This benchmark entered into force on 28 November 2018, replacing PEFC ST 1003:2010. This document was re-issued on 12 December 2018 with a few minor editorial corrections.

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Sustainable Forest Management (PEFC ST 1003:2018) (963.35 kB)