PEFC and EUDR: Consultation on amendments to PEFC forest management Standard

Stakeholders are invited to give their feedback on the proposed amendments to the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard (ST 1003) to achieve alignment with the EUDR requirements. Deadline for comments is 13 July 2024.

To ensure that PEFC-certified raw material coming out of PEFC-certified forests is EUDR compliant, the PEFC SFM Working Group has added and amended a number of requirements to the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard (ST 1003).

PEFC needs now stakeholders’ feedback on these new and amended requirements. The public consultation is open until 13 July 2024 to give comments. Please note, PEFC will only accept comments on the new and amended requirements, any comments given on requirements outside this scope will not be considered.


The PEFC EUDR roll out

Over the last months, PEFC has made considerable progress on its roadmap to EUDR alignment. While the new PEFC EUDR DDS will help PEFC chain of custody certified organisations comply with their EUDR obligations, the amendments to the PEFC SFM standard will ensure the raw materials coming out of a PEFC-certified forest also comply with EUDR requirements. 

After several months of work by the SFM Working Group, PEFC is ready to hear from its members and stakeholders. Public consultations are a vital part of the development process of certification standards. Every comment made will be addressed.

The consultation is open until 13 July 2024. Give your feedback.


New and amended requirements

The proposed modifications cover the EUDR’s forest categorisation structure, including the availability of geolocation, and address forest degradation. While the cut-off date in PEFC ST 1003 is already compliant with the EUDR requirements, stakeholders have the possibility to express their views on that aspect as well.


Further information

To find out more about PEFC work for EUDR, please visit PEFC EUDR website

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Besides the online information resources, PEFC will organize public consultation webinars. The information about the webinars will be published on PEFC website and on social media platforms of PEFC International.

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