Extension of Transition Period for Chain of Custody (ST 2002) and PEFC Trademarks (ST 2001)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PEFC Council has extended the transition period for both revised standards mentioned above. Please take note that the initial transition date of 14 August 2021 has been extended by six (6) months to 14 February 2022.

This extension gives an additional six months for CoC certificate holders to align their procedures with the requirements stipulated in the 2020 versions of these two vital standards. The aim of the extension is to provide more flexibility when certified entities convert to the 2020 standards, as we understand the current pandemic situation is very difficult for many companies around the world.

Thank you.