Forests area: 325 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 20,000

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Help us to Improve Our Chain of Custody Standard!

Published on 9 June 2016

Ensuring our standards are the best they can be is always a priority for PEFC. As our Standards Revision process gets underway, we are calling on all stakeholders to submit their input and comments on our current PEFC Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013) by 3 July 2016.

The objective of this revision is to identify the areas where PEFC Chain of Custody could be improved in terms of usability and outcome, and where we need to adapt the standard to better meet today’s stakeholder expectations and market realities.

Give your input

To kick off the process, we have launched a 30 day public consultation to gather your input. We invite all PEFC stakeholders, especially users of the PEFC standards such as certified companies, accreditation and certification bodies and consultants, to submit comments through the PEFC Consultation Tool by 3 July 2016.

In addition, there is also a short questionnaire to give you the opportunity to provide feedback on both general and more specific questions.

The next step

The main work of the review is carried out by the PEFC Chain of Custody and Labelling Working Group, a standing committee with a balanced stakeholder representation of companies processing/trading forest based materials, customers and consumers, civil society and PEFC member organizations.

All the comments from the public consultation will be taken into consideration in the revision process, together with experiences made and challenges already identified by PEFC International and the PEFC Chain of Custody and Labelling Working Group.

Get involved!


If you have any question about the revision process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our contact point:

Christian Kämmer
Technical Officer, PEFC International