Give your feedback on PEFC Trademarks standard
10 May 2019 Logo Usage
PEFC invites stakeholders globally to give their feedback on the revised PEFC Trademarks standard.
This vital international standard is entering the last stage of its revision, and now we need to hear from you. Give your comments, feedback and suggestions, to help us ensure this standard meet your needs and expectations. The consultation for the revised PEFC Chain of Custody standard is running at the same time.
Give your feedback – deadline 9 July 2019.
Want to know more?
To provide you with more information about the proposed changes to both standards, we will be running a series of webinars throughout the duration of the public consultations:
- 29 May, 14.00 - 15.30 CEST
- 3 June, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST
- 3 July, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST
This standard covers the requirements for users of the PEFC trademarks (including both the PEFC logo and initials) to ensure their accurate, verifiable, relevant and non-misleading usage. The revised standard aims at strengthening the consistent use of our PEFC trademarks worldwide, while also making it easier for consumers to understand what the PEFC logo stands for.
To ensure consistency, the PEFC Label Generator will become mandatory for the creation of all PEFC labels. This enables certified organizations to produce PEFC labels quickly and easily, while being assured of the correct technical specifications. Changes are also planned for the on product label, such as new requirements for the recycled label and a new “PEFC pure” label.
While the new requirements make the use of our trademarks more robust, they also provide flexibility to PEFC trademarks users. The TM or R symbols would no longer be required alongside the PEFC logo or initials, and new label messages give non-certified companies, such as retailers, more options to communicate their commitment towards PEFC.
These public consultations come towards the end of our current PEFC Standards Revision process. We have already revised and published several international standards, including Sustainable Forest Management and Group Certification.
Public consultations are a vital part of the development process of our international standards. They are when you get to read the draft, make your comments and give direct feedback. Every comment made will get an answer.