This page is about PEFC scheme (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes), certification types and certification procedure. PEFC competes with FSC being one of the most popular forest certification schemes in the world. The PEFC issues two types of certificates:

  • Forest Management certification, the main object of certification is a forest management unit;
  • Chain of Custody certification includes all operations with timber: processing, trading, transfer.

Ideally, certification scheme includes certified forest area and all further steps (from wood processing  till transfer to final consumer), these steps are called Chain of Custody. Each stage of property passing to certified timber should be Chain of Custody certified. If a company is involved in wood transfer, stowage, processing, but the property right does not carry over to it, then this company does not have to receive PEFC certificate.

Further You will receive more detailed information about the PEFC scheme itself and all aspects of certification process.