Gap Inc. recently took two new steps to advance our sustainability journey to reduce carbon emissions: signing the G7 Fashion Pact and landing our new Science Based Target to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Ahead of the G7 Summit held in France last summer, Gap Inc. joined with 32 leading apparel and textile companies to sign the Fashion Pact, a set of aggressive and concrete commitments that directly address three priority areas with significant environmental impacts: across Oceans, Climate and Biodiversity. This coalition will work together to scale new solutions and redirect investment toward the reduction of carbon, increase in biodiversity and resilient development by 2050. For us, this builds on prior commitments we have made, including as a signatory of the United Nations Fashion Charter on Climate Change, which recognizes the role our industry must play in protecting the environment and includes multiple pledges of action.
PEFC invites stakeholders globally to nominate candidates from the conformity assessment community, civil society, and customers and consumers, to complete the Certification Body Requirements for Sustainable Forest Management Certification Working Group.
This temporary working group is responsible for the development of PEFC ST 1004, Requirements for Certification Bodies conducting PEFC Forest Management certification. This standard will set the requirements for certification bodies that carry out PEFC forest management certification, replacing the current Annexe 6.
Work on the new PEFC ST 1004 is already well advanced, with the working group expected to work on finalizing the document over the next months.
The working group (WG 2) was launched in 2016 as part of the PEFC standards revision process. Together with the development of the draft PEFC ST 1004, it was responsible for the revision of the PEFC Group Certification standard (ST 1002), which was approved in November 2018. The WG will continue the work already done on PEFC ST 1004.
This call for nominations is to complete the vacant seats within the group, ensuring it covers all the required stakeholder categories and enable it to finish the development of ST 1004.
To nominate a candidate to participate in the working group, please fill out the nomination form. The nomination deadline is 17 October 2021.
more at: https://pefc.org/news/call-for-nominations-certification-body-requirements-for-sustainable-forest-management-certification-working-group