PEFC Chain of Custody and Trademarks standards – 2013 versions extended to 31 December 2023

Important update for companies still certified against the 2013 version of the PEFC Chain of Custody standard. After 31 December 2023, certificates issued against the 2013 version of PEFC ST 2002 and PEFC ST 2001 will no longer be valid.

This is an extension from the previously announced date of 14 November 2023, to enable all certification bodies to complete the issue of 2020 certificates to their certified companies.

There will be no further extensions and therefore, from 1 January 2024 any remaining 2013 certificates will automatically lose their validity and will be shown as expired on the PEFC database.

To be certified against the 2020 versions of the PEFC Chain of Custody and PEFC Trademarks standards, companies need to adapt their chain of custody management system and procedures to the revised requirements.

To use the PEFC label, all companies who pass the transition audit to the 2020 version will need to sign a new, mandatory PEFC trademark usage contract, in accordance with the PEFC Trademarks standard.
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