Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organisation

PEFC International Standards

PEFC Trademarks Rules (PEFC ST 2001:2020)

PEFC Trademarks Rules (PEFC ST 2001:2020)

Date of implementation February 14 2020

The standard covers the requirements that entities must follow when using the PEFC trademarks, in order to ensure accurate, verifiable, relevant and non-misleading use of the PEFC logo and related claims. It defines the legal protection of the PEFC trademarks; rights to use them; trademarks usage categories and the requirements for on- and off-product usage.

All entities, including PEFC-certified companies and forest owners, brand owners, NGOs and PEFC members, most follow these requirements whenever using the PEFC trademarks.

PEFC Trademark Rules 2020

Requirements for Certification Bodies providing Chain of Custody Certification, (PEFC ST 2003:2020)

Requirements for Certification Bodies providing Chain of Custody Certification, (PEFC ST 2003:2020)

Date of implementation February 14 2020

This standard describes the requirements certification bodies must comply with in order to provide chain of custody certification, in addition to the accreditation requirements. It provides system specific requirements, and ensures that chain of custody audits take place consistently worldwide and are tailored to the specification of each PEFC chain of custody.

Requirements for Certification Bodies providing Chain of Custody Certification, (PEFC ST 2003:2020)

Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products - Requirements (PEFC ST 2002:2020)

Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products - Requirements (PEFC ST 2002:2020)

Date of implementation February 14 2020

This standard lays out the requirements for chain of custody certification for forest and tree based products – the conditions a company must meet in order to achieve PEFC certification. During the certification process, the certification body will assess the company against the requirements set out in this document. If the company complies, they will receive their PEFC chain of custody certificate.

Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Requirements (PEFC ST 2002:2020)

Sustainable Forest Management (PEFC ST 1003:2018)

Sustainable Forest Management (PEFC ST 1003:2018)

Date of implementation February 14 2020

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.

Sustainable Forest Management (PEFC ST 1003:2018)