What is PEFC sustainable forest management?
PEFC is a global organization established to assess and mutual recognize the national certification systems, developed by many stakeholders. In Poland, the assessment is based on criteria set out in PEFC PL 1003:2012v.2 National Standard “Sustainable forest management – requirements” www.pefc.pl/o-pefc/pefc-polska.
PEFC is dedicated to promoting independent certification and providing mechanisms to show consumers that wood in products used by them derives from properly managed forests.
In Poland, the PEFC system is managed and controlled by the Rada PEFC Polska established at the Forest Research Institute based in Sękocin Stary.
PEFC organization and Rada PEFC Polska do not carry out certification process, do not conduct audits and do not issue certificates. Such activities are carried out by authorized bodies.
PCBC is a body accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation for management system certification, including PEFC (Accreditation No. AC 019) and as an independent body has the authority to conduct audits and issue PEFC certificates.