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Editorial Updates to Chain of Custody Standard (PEFC ST 2002:2013)

Published on 27 January 2016

PEFC International has released the 2nd edition of "Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products – Requirements" (PEFC ST 2002:2013). Chain of Custody certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product, with the ultimate objective of providing accurate and verifiable information about the content of PEFC-certified material.

The editorial update concerns the extension of PEFC’s exclusion of GMO material from the PEFC-certified supply chain to 31 December 2022, assuring customers and consumers that PEFC-certified material continues to be free of GMOs.

PEFC ST 2002-2013 CoC Standard - Second Edition