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Conformity Assessment of the revised UK Forest Certification Scheme

Conformity Assessment of the revised UK Forest Certification Scheme

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08/12/2010

 
 
PEFC CouncilPEFC UK
Conformity Assessment of the revisedUK Forest Certification Scheme
Final Report
Indufor OyHelsinkiJanuary 7, 2008
 
 Copyright © 2008 by Indufor OyAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by anymeans, electronic or mechanical, including, but not limited to, photocopying, recording or otherwise.
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 11.
 
INTRODUCTION 4
 
1.1
 
Development Process 4
 
1.2
 
Reporting 4
 
2.
 
RECOMMENDATION TO PEFCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 5
 
3.
 
MATERIAL AND METHODS 6
 
4.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE UK FOREST CERTIFICATION SCHEME 8
 
5.
 
STANDARD SETTING FOR CERTIFICATION 9
 
5.1
 
Standards for Forest Management Certification 9
 
5.2
 
Standards for CoC Certification 14
 
5.3
 
Pilot Testing 14
 
5.4
 
Standard Review 15
 
6.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION CRITERIA 17
 
6.1
 
General 17
 
6.2
 
Laws and Regulations 18
 
6.3
 
International Conventions 19
 
6.4
 
Level of Application 19
 
6.4.1
 
General 19
 
6.5
 
Group Certification 20
 
6.5.1
 
Individual Certification 22
 
6.6
 
Implementation of the Changes to Scheme 22
 
6.7
 
Appeals and Dispute Settlement 23
 
7.
 
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS 24
 
7.1
 
Compatibility with Pan European Operational Level Guidelines 24
 
8.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION BODIES ANDPROCEDURES 26
 
8.1
 
Certification Bodies 26
 
8.2
 
Certification Procedures 28
 
8.3
 
Accreditation Procedures 30
 
9.
 
COMMENTS RECEIVED 32
 
LIST OF ANNEXES
 Annex 1 Minimum Requirements Checklist for Standard SettingProcessAnnex 2 Minimum Requirements Checklist for Scheme Compliance with thePEOLGAnnex 3 Minimum Requirements Checklist for Certification Schemes andtheir ImplementationAnnex 4 Minimum Requirements Checklist for Scheme Specific CoCStandardsAnnex 5 Minimum Requirements Checklist for Certification and AccreditationProceduresAnnex 6 Consultants response to Peer Review
LIST OF FIGURES
 Figure 1.1
 
Time Schedule on the Development of the UK PEFCCertification Scheme 4
 
Figure 4.1
 
Structure of the PEFC UK Certification Scheme for SFM 8
 
LIST OF TABLES
 Table 5.1
 
Interests Participating in the Steering Group 10
 
Table 7.1
 
Compliance of the Group/Individual Standard with PEOLG 24
 
 © INDUFOR: CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT OF THE REVISED UK FOREST CERTIFICATION SCHEME. Final Report.January 7, 2008
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