Sappi is pleased to announce that it has joined the CBA, a new global movement which places Nature at the heart of the global circular bioeconomy. Commenting on the decision to join the CBA, Dr Tracy Wessels, General Manager Group Sustainability and R&D said: “Sappi’s purpose and vision aligns very closely with the CBA. We fully support the work of the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance in facilitating a science-informed dialogue and in demonstrating on the ground through targeted investments the potential of a Circular Bioeconomy in the global South.” The Circular Bioeconomy Alliance was established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales under his Sustainable Markets Initiative in 2020. The Alliance aims to accelerate the transition to a circular bioeconomy that is climate neutral, inclusive and prospers in harmony with nature, by providing knowledge-informed support and a learning and networking platform. It connects the dots between investors, companies, local communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations to advance the circular bioeconomy – while also restoring biodiversity.
We are holding two sessions as part of our PEFC Training Recognition Programme (TRP) for certification bodies. The sessions will focus on technical calibration for the 2020 standards and the certification body internal training recognition requirements.
Following this training, certification bodies can apply for recognition of their internal trainings. Once approved, they can provide internal PEFC training to their own auditors.
Both sessions will be held online over three half-days, approximately four hours a day. We are holding the sessions at two different times, to ensure certification bodies around the world are able to attend.
The sessions: 20, 22, 24 July 2020, 8:30 to 13:00 CEST & 7, 9, 11 September 2020, 13:00 to 17:30 CEST
Why attend the training?
Through our PEFC Training Recognition Programme (TRP), certification bodies can get formal recognition of their internal PEFC chain of custody training programme and carry out internal trainings in compliance with PEFC’s requirements.
The main advantage is that you do not have to plan how and when every individual participant can attend a training organized by PEFC. Instead, you can decide yourself when to train them.
This TRP training is also in line with the 2020 standards. Once your internal training programme is recognized, you will be able to train your auditors to carry out audits against the 2020 PEFC Chain of Custody standard. See what else you need to do in order to offer certification against the 2020 standards.
The steps to PEFC recognition
Following your participation in the training, you will need to develop and submit the content and process description of your internal PEFC training to PEFC International.
Your internal training will then be assessed against the PEFC International TRP requirements for CBs (currently under development). Once we have positively verified the process description and training content, we award the PEFC recognition.
During the training we will provide you with information on these requirements and the PEFC chain of custody related standards.
PEFC organized training for auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers
If you don’t wish to take part in the TRP, we also organize various trainings throughout the year for auditors, reviewers and certification decision makers. These trainings are carried out by recognized PEFC International technical experts.
All PEFC recognized chain of custody training dates will be announced on our website. To stay up-to-date, please sign up to our newsletter.