Standards

PEFC | Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes

PEFC | Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes

Governing Organization

PEFC International

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Forest Products

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

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Overview

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting... more

Key Features

* PEFC National Governing Bodies are organizations
representing forest owners in a specific country. By
endorsing a national standard PEFC allows National
Governing Bodies to issue licenses for the use of the PEFC trademark.
* PEFC allows for regional and group certification. Regional certification allows for several forests located in a certain geographical area to... more

Stakeholder Engagement

*1 The standardising body shall identify stakeholders relevant to the objectives and scope of the standard-setting work. Note: A stakeholder mapping exercise that includes defining which interest sectors are relevant and why, and for each sector what are likely to be the key issues, who are the key stakeholders, and what means of communication will best reach them, is a recognised means of... more

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Sustainability Issues

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