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PEFC Certification

The PEFC certification certification sets out to guarantee the traceability of material from forests managed in a sustainable way according to PEFC standards, thus guaranteeing the origin of forestry material.

Thanks to the PEFC certificate the consumers can identify, through the chain of custody, the products coming from forests managed in a sustainable way.

This certification concerns all transformers of forest products that wish to guarantee the origin of their raw materials: sawmills, building and carpentry, packaging and pallets, panels, trade and distributors of timber, paper and transformers, publishers and printers, furnishings and furniture, stationery, non-wood forestry products.


  • Possibility of participating in public tenders where PEFC certificates are required
  • possibility of acquiring customers: more and more companies request PEFC certification from their suppliers
  • possibility of minimising the risk of due diligence required by the EU Timber Regulation 995/2010.


ACCREDIA accreditation for the PEFC chain of custody certification service is proof of RINA SERVICES' capacity of working with highly qualified technicians and with the support of controlled processes.

RINA SERVICES also offers specialized courses and analysis related to the theme of the service: for further information please send an e-mail to ghg_services@rina.org.


  • On-site audit at the company's production facility and, for subcontractors, on-site audits of sampled subcontractors
  • independent technical review of the file
  • issue of the certificate
  • annual verification for the maintenance of product certification (validity 5 years)
  • after the 5 years period, the PEFC certificate is renewed for a further 5 years.


After PEFC-CoC certification is obtained, can any company product be labelled?
Only those products within the scope of certification can be labelled.

Can PEFC-CoC certification be considered as exhaustive for a company acting as an operator for the purpose of conformity with EU Timber Regulation 995/2010?
The European Union has not yet recognised any forestry standard as guaranteeing conformity with the Regulation and therefore certification is a means of reducing the risk within the due diligence system but it is no substitute for implementation of the Regulation.​
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