PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification – PEFC, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, PEFC is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. GCL is accredited for providing the PEFC Chain of Custody certification.
PEFC cares for forests globally and locally. PEFC works to protect the forests by promoting sustainable forest management through certification. This means we can all benefit from the many products that forests provide now, while ensuring these forests will be around for generations to come.
You can apply online for the PEFC Certification or complete the Application form and return it to GCL International Ltd. head office or one of our local office. We will use the application details to produce a quotation. Once the quotation has been accepted, we will ask you to return a signed copy of the quotation and our Scheme Rules.
The following documents are supplied prior to the initial certification:
Following the completion of the inspection or on-site audit, a report detailing the findings is provided. Subject to the closure of any non-conformances or findings (if any), a Scope Certificate is issued. The certificate will be valid for 5 years with conditions as mentioned in the PEFC standard.
All the certified organizations need to have a PEFC label usage contract with PEFC or the PEFC National Governing bodies where present.