The PEFC Council has endorsed the revision of six PEFC documents covering PEFC's requirements for sustainable forest management, group forest certification, chain of custody certifiation, trademark use, and standard setting.
The revisions imply significant changes, such as the inclusion of social issues in the chain of custody and the coverage of indigenous and workers' rights in certified forests (see our story on this topic).
We will inform in detail about the changes pertinent to certified organizations as well as deadlines for compliance in our next newsletter. Meanwhile, we encourage all PEFC-certified companies to peruse the revised standards outlining the new requirements.
Download the new PEFC documents
Requirements for Chain of Custody certification (PEFC ST 2002:201)
Requirements for Sustainable Forest Management (PEFC ST 1003:2010)
Requirements for Group Forest Management certification (PEFC ST 1002:2010)
PEFC Logo Usage Rules – Requirements, 2nd Edition (PEFC ST 2001:2008)
Amendment No. 1 to PEFC ST 2001:2008, PEFC Logo Usage Rules – Requirements
Requirements for PEFC standard setting (PEFC ST 1001:2010)
Landmark progress: PEFC addresses social issues (15/12 2010)
PEFC chain of custody system to cover social issues? (8/6 2010)
Social criteria now considered in UK timber procurement (16/2 2010)