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How do you get PEFC certified?

How do you get PEFC certified?

How to get PEFC chain of custody certified

  1. Which certification is right for you? First, you’ll need to determine the scope of your certification.
  2. Check the PEFC Chain of Custody standard version.
  3. Fulfil the requirements.
  4. The certification body.
  5. The audit.
  6. The certificate.

Which is better FSC or PEFC?

Whilst FSC® sets specific standards, PEFC is more of an umbrella brand incorporating different national certification schemes. Ultimately the end goals are the same. Both provide schemes to protect forests and ensure end users get the responsibly sourced timber they requested.

What is 70% PEFC certified?

PEFC certified label You can use this label on-product when at least 70% of the forest and tree based material included in your product is PEFC certified. Any remaining material must be from PEFC controlled sources, ensuring there is no forest and tree based material from controversial sources in your product.

What is the difference between FSC and PEFC timber?

The FSC is a global certification system that enables specifiers to identify and purchase wood from well-managed forests. Similarly, PEFC describes itself as an international organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management (SFM) through independent third party certification.

What does PEFC stand for?

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

What is PEFC certified sustainable wood?

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainable forest management through independent third party certification. It is considered the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

Is PEFC sustainable?

The PEFC logo on our products ensures that our [wood/paper/packaging/products] comes/come from sustainably managed forests, recycled and controlled sources. Every purchase of a PEFC-labelled product makes a difference for forests and forest communities across the world.

What is FSC-certified wood?

In short, a product can be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which means it meets the “gold standard” ethical production. The wood is harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.

What do the PEFC do?

PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

What makes the PEFC unique?

As the world’s largest forest certification system, PEFC remains the certification system of choice for small, non-industrial private forests, with hundreds of thousands of family forest owners certified to comply with our internationally recognised Sustainability Benchmark. …

Is PEFC a NGO?

Is PEFC sustainable wood real wood?

Using veneer instead of solid wood contributes to a better use of raw material as thousand of square meters of wood surface might be produced with just a single tree. PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification organization. …

What is PEFC certification?

PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. Facts and Figures 330 million hectares of PEFC-certified forests, 20,000 chain of custody certified companies… our stats at a glance.

What are the requirements for PEFC project certification?

As with the regular chain of custody, you need to maintain meticulous records on all aspects of the forest-based products received on site, and employees involved in the project must be competent and receive sufficient training. For more information on how to gain PEFC project certification, contact the national PEFC member in your country.

How to carry out PEFC Chain of custody certification?

To carry out PEFC chain of custody certification according to PEFC ST 2003:2020, auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers must attend a PEFC recognized training. There are two types of training – initial and refresher:

How is training organized by PEFC?

All training organized by PEFC is carried out by recognized PEFC International Technical Experts. These experts have all be trained to ensure they carry out high-quality, harmonized chain of custody training, coordinated at the international level. All upcoming training sessions are listed on our website.

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