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Stakeholders from around the world are invited to give feedback on the revised Polish Forest Certification System. Deadline for comments is 25 August 2022. Give your feedback.
PEFC Poland revised the country’s national forest certification system following the entry into force of the revised 2018 PEFC Sustainable Forest Management standard.
See all system assessment details at: https://pefc.org/discover-pefc/our-pefc-members/national-members/pefc-poland
The Polish system was submitted to PEFC after being revised in line with PEFC requirements. The national system is now undergoing the PEFC assessment process, carried out by an independent PEFC Registered Assessor. It must pass this assessment to maintain its PEFC endorsement.
An important aspect of the assessment process is the public consultation. Over the sixty-day consultation, stakeholders from around the world can give their comments and provide feedback on any aspect of the system. The Registered Assessor will use the information received from this consultation in their assessment of the system.
more at: https://pefc.org/news/public-consultation-polish-forest-certification-system