The PEFC’s Due Diligence System requires participants to establish supply chain control systems to minimize the risk that certified products include raw materials from controversial sources.
Geographical Areas of Interest
Supply Chain Focus
Provides specifications for tracking and collecting and maintaining documentation about the origin of the materials.
Standard is subject to third-party verification.
Requires the implementation of supply-chain control mechanisms to minimize sourcing materials from forest management activities that do not comply with local, national or international laws.
Unique Forest Values
Requires that forest management activities maintain, conserve and enhance special forests.
Requires participants to establish systems to minimize the risk of sourcing raw materials from forest management activities that do not comply with local, national or international laws related to workers’ health and labor and indigenous peoples’ property, tenure and use rights.