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Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification

About PEFC

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit NGO dedicated for recognising and promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). It is done through independent third-party certification to ensure sustainable use of forest resources through. PEFC works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. Pursuing these objectives, PEFC developed two standards, i.e. i) a Sustainable Forest Management Standard and ii) a Chain of Custody Certification Standard.

PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification (SFM)

PEFC’ Sustainable Forest Management certification (SFM) works by endorsing national forest certification systems/schemes which are developed inconsulation with multi-stakeholder processes and customised to  context. This recognises operations that maintain a forest’s ecological, social and economic values.

PEFC Chain of Custody certification (CoC)

PEFC Chain of Custody certification (CoC) refers to close monitoring of each step of the supply chain from forest to customer. PEFC Due Diligence System (DDS) minimizes the risk that timber comes from illegal harvesting and enables companies to demonstrate alignment with regulatory requirements (e.g. EUTR). The PEFC DDS is an integral part of PEFC Chain of Custody certification.


PEFC CoC certification is available to all companies that process or sell forest products, including sawmills, secondary manufacturers, brokers, traders, printers, and paper merchants.

Our Service offers for PEFC CoC Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting’ assists in

  • Implementing and achieving PEFC Chain of Custody Certification (CoC) based on your requirements.

  • Determining the scope of applicable certification standards based on the operations

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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