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Revision of PEFC Requirements for Forest Certification Systems


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A presentation by Dr. Hans Drielsma, PEFC International Board Member, given at the May 2010 Stakeholder Dialogue held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Revision of PEFC Requirements for Forest Certification Systems

  1. 1. Revision of PEFC Requirements for Forest Certification Systems- The process Dr Hans Drielsma Chair of Revision Working Group PEFC Council Board Stakeholder Dialogue Geneva May 2010
  2. 2. Context <ul><li>Governance Review 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>New Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>General Review of Statutes and Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>chain of custody and requirements for C-o-C Certification Bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requirements for standard setting, forest management standards and regional/group certification, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requirements for FM CBs and PEFC endorsement process. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>PEFC ST 1001:20xx: Standard setting – requirements </li></ul><ul><li>-- establishes governance requirements for national standards processes </li></ul><ul><li>PEFC ST 1002:20xx: Group forest certification – requirements </li></ul><ul><li>-- rules for group or regional certification </li></ul><ul><li>PEFC ST 1003:20xx: Sustainable Forest Management Standards –Temperate, boreal and plantation forests </li></ul><ul><li> --Tropical natural forests </li></ul><ul><li>-- meta-standard with which national SFM standards must comply for PEFC endorsement </li></ul>Elements under Review
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Incorporate latest knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to customer/community expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to new challenges (global south) </li></ul><ul><li>Broaden stakeholder involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline PEFC requirements and structures </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify PEFC documentation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stages of the revision process (PEFC GD 1003:2009) <ul><li>Proposal stage: “Project” for development of new document or revision of existing is approved by the BoD </li></ul><ul><li>Preparatory st.: A working group is set up and first draft or analytical papers prepared by the project leader </li></ul><ul><li>WG stage: Working Group builds consensus on draft documents </li></ul><ul><li>Enquiry stage: A draft document is released for public consultation (2 months minimum), comments received are considered by the WG </li></ul><ul><li>Formal approval: Final draft is adopted by the PEFC General Assembly based on recommendation of the PEFC BoD. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Timetable of the revision process <ul><li>Timetable </li></ul>
  7. 7. Revision Working Group A - Forest Owners and Managers Mr. Morten Thoroe Confederation Europeenne des Proprietaires Forestiers (CEPF) Mrs. Lea Jylha 1 International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA) Mr. Jim Stark Weyerhaeuser Mr. Gregory Reinbold Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) Mr. Martin Lindell EUSTAFOR B - Forest Based Industry Mr. Bernard de Galembert Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) Mr. Edgar Kastenholz European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE) Mr. Chris Davidson International Paper Company Mr. Antti Otsamo Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) Mrs. Sheam Satkuru-Granzella Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) C - Consumer and Customer Representatives Mrs. Liz Wilks Antalis (International) Mrs. Julia Griffin B&Q Mr. Paul Wooding 2 PEFC Canada seat open     seat open     D - Civil Society Mr. Hans Köpp Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald (SDW) Mr. Vitor Afonso Hoeflich Federal University of Parana, Brazil Mr. Bob Ramsay Building and Woodworkers' International (BWI) Mrs. Eglantine Goux 3 France Nature Environnement (FNE) Mr. Bill Luddy United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) E - Standard Setting Bodies Mr. Rick Cantrell Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Mr. Jose Magro Gonzalez Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion (AENOR) Mr. Dirk Teegelbekkers PEFC Germany Mrs. Kayt Watts Australian Forestry Standards (AFS) Mr. Aldo Cerda CERTFOR Chile           Chairman Mr. Hans Drielsma PEFC BoD
  8. 8. <ul><li>5 meetings 2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Established four (4) task forces (standard setting and group certification; biodiversity; social issues; and plantation forestry and GMOs) </li></ul><ul><li>Organised two specialists workshop (social issues in Feb 2010 and biodiversity in March 2010), </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared draft documents for public consultation </li></ul>Working group stage
  9. 9. <ul><li>Three documents published for public consultation (mid April to the end of June 2010), </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Dialogues (Geneva in May 2010, Malaysia in June 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Three webinars (1-3 rd June 2010) </li></ul>Public consultation stage
  10. 10. <ul><li>WG will consider all comments from public consultation and will deliver to the PEFC BoD a final draft (September 2010), </li></ul><ul><li>PEFC Board of Directors will consider the final draft and recommends it to PEFC General Assembly for formal voting or returns it back to the WG (October 2010), </li></ul><ul><li>PEFC General Assembly will formally vote on the final drafts documents </li></ul>Next stages