From giving feedback through an online public consultation, to helping drive the development of a standard by joining a working group, you can help us to ensure our standards meet your expectations.
Whoever you are, no matter your background, nationality or career, you can help to shape our international standards, making sure they reflect your needs and expectations.
Contribute to standards
Stakeholder engagement is crucial to the success of any certification system. It is only through the participation of all interested parties that we can ensure all information and knowledge is applied, experiences and best practices are integrated, and stakeholder expectations are met. You can get involved in many different ways, from giving feedback through an online public consultation, to helping drive the development of a standard by joining a Standard Reference Committee working group.
Developing national forest management standards
As with the development of international standards, the development and revision of the Responsible Wood endorsed national forest management standards relies fully on stakeholder participation.
All stakeholders will be invited and able to participate in the process, whether it is through active participation in the national working group or through submitting input and comments in the 60-day public consultation.
National standards need to be reviewed after a five-year implementation cycle. We keep track of the exact date by when this review shall have started. We call this date the “review date”. It serves as a helpful reminder for when you can expect the review process to start in your country and to offer your nomination for the national working group.
Visit our national member section to find out the review date of the forest management standard in your country, or contact your national member directly for further information.
Assessing the Responsible Wood standards
Help us to ensure that the Responsible Wood Standards meet PEFC international requirements. Responsible Wood Standards must be submitted to PEFC for approval and must go through a 60-day online public consultation.
This consultation enables you, as a global stakeholder, to comment and provide feedback on any aspect of a national forest certification system. PEFC International also organizes webinars to introduce the system and highlight the main aspects, to help you give an informed opinion.
We then give your comments to the independent assessor responsible for verifying the national standards meet our international requirements.