How to Participate in PEFC’s Standards Revision

As we begin our standard revision process 2016-2017, there are several different ways for stakeholders to get involved. Please take a look at the range of options below, and help us to make the best even better!

Working Groups
The Working Groups (WGs) are the most powerful institution in the revision process. Following the principle of balanced interest and consensus, the members of the WGs take over responsibility for the core part of the revision work. The call for nominations is still running and we encourage all stakeholders to nominate candidates to participate in one or more of the WGs.

Expert Forum
The deliberations of the Working Groups will be informed by two online Expert Forums for Sustainable Forest Management and for Chain of Custody. People with expertise in these two areas can apply for membership. PEFC will provide recent working results from the WGs to the forum for further discussion. It is expected that members actively participate in online discussions.

Stakeholder Conference
In spring 2017, we will organize 2-3 Stakeholder Conferences in different geographic regions. These conferences will enable all interested people to discuss the revision work face-to-face and provide input.

Public Consultation
Global Public Consultations will allow stakeholders anywhere in the world to provide input into the Enquiry Drafts of the standard, for a minimum period of 60 days. The comments will be considered by the WG as input for the development of the Final Draft Version. Each stakeholder participating in the consultation will get an answer to their comment.

Revision Newsletter
We have created a new Standards Revision Newsletter with specific information about the revision process. You can register for the newsletter on our website.

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