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The PEFC logo and labels are globally trusted trademarks. They assist businesses, consumers, forest owners and managers, and other stakeholders to identify and promote merchandise and goods from forests that are managed sustainably.

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Chain of Custody Certification

PEFC Chain of Custody is the process of handling information on the origin of forest-based products and allows an organisation to make accurate and verifiable claims on the content of sustainably certified material. 

proves that each step of the supply chain from the forest to the end user has been monitored closely through independent auditing.

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Woodlands certified to PEFC’s sustainable forest management requirements can sell materials as certified.

Timber stored in saw mill’s yard may be segregated to ensure certified material is not mixed with uncertified material.

Timber enters the saw mill under a third party audited chain of custody certification, so the credentials of the sustainable material can be passed on to the next generation.

Certified materials supplied to a manufacturing plant via a “chain of custody” are monitored through the process to enable them to be sold as certified.

The final product may be sold to a retailer or a customer as certified, giving confidence that the product comes from a sustainably managed forest.

All products have been through the chain of custody may carry the PEFC label to show consumer their sustainability credentials.

SDG 1: No Poverty
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 5: Gender Equality
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 9: Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13: Climate Action
SDG 14: Life Below Water
SDG 15: Life On Land
SDG 16: Peace and Justice
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious framework to enable businesses to monitor and communicate positive contributions across all areas of sustainable development. PEFC’s Sustainable Forest Management benchmarks are closely aligned with the SDGs but impact on several in particular. Click on the boxes to find out more...

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