WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE GFC IN THE CERTIFICATION SYSTEM?

  • The GFC will not issue the forest management and chain of custody certificates.
  • This will be done by an internationally accredited certification.
  • The GFC’s main role will be as the National Governing Body.
  • As the national governing body, the GFC is responsible for:
    • the System’s governance and administration;
    • notifying Certification Bodies;
    • registering certificates and logo usages;
    • handling complaints;
    • undertaking promotions, and/or training activities; and
    • ensuring that requirements for Certification Bodies and for accreditation are developed.

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