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Forest Management Certification

Gain a competitive advantage in global timber markets with FSC forest management certification services from SGS.

A Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) accredited Forest Management certification from SGS1 assures buyers that timber has come from a forest which has been evaluated and certified as being managed according to the correct social, economic and environmental standards.

Forest management certification is an independent assessment that ensures your forest management practices are in compliance with the internationally recognized standards of the FSC.

Our FSC forest management certification services are carried out by SGS, an FSC-accredited certification body that inspects, audits and certifies organizations against the FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Management. Your forest management will be assessed against the requirements of the FSC forest management standards.

The FSC also sets rules, for the accreditation and monitoring forest certification bodies, which are authorized to certify against its principles and criteria. The SGS program holds FSC accreditation.

From logs to lumber, to furniture or wood pulp to paper and printed products, it is becoming more important to control supply chains. Forestry product chain of custody (CoC) certification from SGS1 assures that timber originates from well managed forest and controlled sources. It is the guarantee increasingly sought by both end consumers and your customers alike.

Partnering with SGS for your forest management and forestry product chain of custody certification leads to better performing processes, increasingly skillful talent, consistent and compliant supply chains and more sustainable customer relationships delivering profitable competitive advantage.

For larger estates we have a history of undertaking and successfully executing large-scale, complex international projects. With a presence in every single region around the globe, our people speak the language and understand the culture of the local market.

Add value to your forest, timber and non-timber forest products with FSC Forest Management Certification, an independent assessment of forestry practices from SGS.

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