About Chain of Custody and Forest Management
Certifying with us for Forest Management (FM) and Chain of Custody (COC) assures customers that your business meets highest standards of sustainability, tracking and handling of certified wood products – and that this has been independently verified by our international team of highly respected auditors.
Soil Association Certification is wholly owned by the Soil Association Charity but generates all its income from fees from providing Certification services to clients in the organic, food, catering and forestry sectors. More information on the Company is available here. We aim to provide a cost effective service where charges for certification cover the costs of running the respective programmes. General information on how to apply and get a quote for certification fees is contained here. (20-001 1.10.1.b)
We currently certify
You can benefit from our years of expertise in the forestry industry. We now certify over 2,000 organisations and more than 13m hectares of forest in over 30 countries.
Who are these schemes for?
We certify a wide range of businesses involved in growing, processing, manufacturing and selling, including:
Forest managers: Whether a private or state owned forest, a community forest or a forest in the non-profit sector, we offer Forest Management, Controlled Wood and Forest Verification of Legal Compliance for forests of all sizes.
Timber processors: The first stage in Chain of Custody certification including timber harvesters, sawmills and timber yards.
Product manufacturer: This can range from furniture makers, joinery producers and paper pulp mills to cork bottle stop makers and stationery producers.
Printers and publishers: A vital part of the industry, printers act as communicators to consumers about the source of the paper in the books and brochures people read and the card of packaging people use.
Traders and brokers: Even if products you buy and sell never enter your physical possession, your business still needs to be certified if you want to sell them on as FSC or PEFC products.
Construction companies: We certify entire projects that use a high percentage of FSC or PEFC products in their construction so that you can promote your commitment to responsible procurement.
Legal verification: Help checking your timber is legally harvested so you can import it into the EU.
To discuss which type of certification is right for your business, please get in touch.
Current Certificate Holders
You can view a list of our FSC certificates here info.fsc.org/ and our PEFC certificates here www.pefc.org/find-certified/certified-certificates