Public consultation on Enquiry Drafts of revised PEFC International Standards for Chain of Custody and Trademark Rules

ED PEFC ST 2001:201X, PEFC Trademark Rules - Requirements

Document name: PEFC Trademarks Usage Rules - Requirements

Document title:  PEFC ST 2001:201X

Approved by:   PEFC Chain of Custody and Labelling Working Group     Date: 2019-03-28

Issue date: [Maximum of four weeks after approval date] 201X-XX-XX

Date of entry into force: [Six months after issue date] 20XX-XX-XX

Transition date: [Twelve months after date of entry into force] 20XX-XX-XX


The PEFC Council (PEFC International) the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is the worldwide organisation promoting sustainable forest management through forest certification and labelling of forest based products. Products with PEFC claim and / or label deliver confidence that raw material originates in sustainably managed forest.

The PEFC Council provides endorsement of national forest certification systems which are required to comply with the PEFC Council requirements subject to regular evaluations.

The document had been developed in an open, transparent, consultative and consensus based process covering a broad range of stakeholders.

This document cancels and replaces PEFC ST 2001:2008, Second Edition of the PEFC Council Technical Document (PEFC Logo usage rules). For the PEFC logo users with PEFC logo licence issued before the publication of the document, a one year transition period applies from the requirements of PEFC ST 2001:2008 to those in this document.


The PEFC trademarks provide information relating to the origin of forest based product in sustainably managed forest and other non- controversial sources. Purchasers and potential purchasers can use this information in choosing the product based on environmental, as well as other considerations.

The overall goal of the PEFC trademarks usage is, through communication of accurate and verifiable information that is not misleading, to encourage demand for and supply of those products originating in sustainably managed forests and thereby stimulating the potential for market-driven continuous improvement of the world’s forest resource.

The document is based on the general principles for environmental labels and declarations defined in ISO 14020:2000.

1 Scope

This document covers the requirements for users of the PEFC trademarks to ensure accurate, verifiable, relevant and non-misleading usage of the PEFC logo, the PEFC initials, related claims and/or declarations.

This document defines the legal protection of the PEFC trademarks; rights to use the PEFC trademarks; trademarks usage categories; and the requirements for on and off product usage of the PEFC trademarks, both technical and graphic.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For both dated and undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendment) applies.

PEFC ST 2002, Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree based Products – Requirements

ISO/IEC 14021, Environmental labels and declarations -- Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)