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PEFC logo options orcertied products
Depending on the tracking methodused and the percentage o certiedraw material, the company has dierentoptions to label its certied products.To be able to label a certied product, aminimum content o 70% o PEFC certiedmaterial is necessary in the product. In thecase o recycled material in the product,the percentage o the recycled part isstated inside the Mobius loop symbol andtogether with the certied part is countedto ull the 70% threshold or labelling.The dierent options may be accompaniedby option specic claims.Details o PEFC’s Logo Usage Rules areprovided in the Annex 5 o the PEFCTechnical Document atwww.pec.org.
From sustainablymanaged forestsFor more info:www.pefc.org
Promoting sustainableforest managementFor more info:www.pefc.org
Promoting sustainable forestmanagement & recyclingFor more info: www.pefc.org
Physical separationPercentage basedRecycled Material
The logo can be used optionally, on or oproduct, under licence rom PEFC. PEFCcertied companies wanting to use thePEFC logo should contact their nationalPEFC oce, and in countries withouta PEFC member organisation, the PEFCCouncil directly.Certied orests are the start o the woodchain and each subsequent enterprisemust have a chain o custody certicate toallow orest-based products to be tracedrom the orest to the nished product.
Forest Certicate Chain o Custody Chain o Custody Chain o Custody Chain o Custody
Saeguards against timber rom illegallogging
To help timber and paper companies prevent wood rom controversialsources (illegal logging) nding its way into their products, PEFChas put in place a stringent saeguard mechanism or the Avoidanceo raw material rom Controversial Sources. The mechanism is acompulsory part o PEFC’s Chain o Custody standard and puts in placesaety checks such as risk analyses, external assessments and on-site inspections, to ensure the legality o the uncertied wood. Thesesaeguard checks are scrutinized by the independent certiers duringtheir annual audits and thus provide companies with a ‘double saetynet’ or their procurement. Details are laid out in the PEFC InternationalChain o Custody Standard (Annex 4), Appendix 7 at www.pec.org.
Non-wood orest products
PEFC oers an option or Non Wood Forest Products (NWFP) inits International Chain o Custody standard. This allows companiesto market products, such as berries and mushrooms, which comerom PEFC certied orests, with the PEFC logo. Certied NWFP donot include orest related services (e.g. tourism and sports), nor aretangible or non tangible products and raw materials, whose origincannot be linked to a specic orest property (e.g. animals, birds, airand water) able to be marketed under this option. NWFP are controlledthrough PEFC’s International Chain o Custody standard. Detailsare provided in the PEFC International Chain o Custody Standard(Annex 4), Appendix 8 at www.pec.org.