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Certification Body Requirements – Chain of Custody (PEFC ST 2003:2012)

This document defines the requirements for certification bodies carrying out PEFC Chain of Custody certification. It was developed by a joint working group of PEFC and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and became effective as of 16th July 2012.

This is the original version of the standard (PEFC ST 2003:2012) and is based on ISO Guide 65, which was canceled and replaced by ISO 17065 on 15 September 2012, with a transition period of three years. In response, PEFC ST 2003:2012 Second Edition was published in 2014, taking advantage of the significant improvements of the new ISO 17065, especially in terms of impartiality to ensure that conflict of interests do not exist.

While the original version of PEFC ST 2003:2012 followed the structure of ISO Guide 65, the new PEFC ST 2003:2012 Second Edition was changed to follow the structure of ISO 17065. As the changes are limited to this editorial restructuring of the document, no new wordings or additional requirements have been introduced in the second edition.

The new edition of the standard is available on the PEFC website. Both PEFC ST 2003:2012 and PEFC ST 2003:2012 Second Edition are valid until 15 September 2015. After this date, only certification bodies operating against PEFC ST 2003:2012 Second Edition are eligible to carry out PEFC Chain of Custody certification.

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