Stakeholder engagement is crucial to the success of any certification system. It is only through the participation of all interested parties that we can ensure all information and knowledge is applied, experiences and best practices are integrated, and stakeholder expectations are met.
You can get involved with our standards development processes in many different ways: from giving feedback through an online public consultation, to helping drive the development of a standard by joining a working group.
At the start of any standard development process or revision, we need a working group to lead the process. Everybody can nominate a representative to be in a working group. This is your chance to get someone who represents your interests – or yourself – into the process. All nomination processes are announced on the PEFC International website.
Join a forum
Once the development/revision process has begun, you can comment on and discuss specific issues arising from some of the standards by joining an expert forum. These forums are open to everyone and provide valuable advice to the working group.
Give your feedback
About half way through the process, the working group will have an enquiry draft standard ready for a public consultation. This is when we need you! Read the draft, make your comments and give direct feedback. Every comment made will get an answer. We also hold webinars to give you additional information about the proposed changes to the standard under review. Check out the current public consultations.