- Soil Association
- FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody and Forest Management Services
- Forest Management (FM)
FSC® and PEFC Forest Management
Certify with us
More than ever, consumers want reassurance that their paper, furniture or floorboards aren’t causing damage to people or the environment.
If the forest you manage is certified, your customers know that it meets independently verified standards that take social, environmental and sustainable business practices into account.
Soil Association Certification Forestry are accredited to audit and administer Forest Management certificates on behalf of two major organisations, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
We can help you get certified for forest management under the following schemes:
We offer forest management certification in regions all over the world and have helped develop national standards internationally.
We certify forests of all sizes and can offer small forests reduced procedures and costs.
How to certify high value products such as cork, baobab, latex and maple syrup
If your forest doesn’t comply with all ten of the FSC principles yet, it may still be eligible for this partial certification.
Our Verification of Legal Compliance (VLC) verifies that you’re compliant with national laws, so that your timber can be traded in international markets.
Forest management stakeholder resources
Our generic standards adapted for different environments and situations around the world.
Effective engagement with stakeholders is an integral aspect of FSC and PEFC FM Certification.
All of our FM audit reports are made publicly available once a certificate has been granted.
Read about our customers’ experiences around the world.
How to apply for certification
Find out the next steps to achieve FSC or PEFC Forest Management Certification by completing the contact form - there is also useful guidance for applicants.Apply now
How Ecosystem Services verification can improve your FM certification
Discover how verification for the FSC® Ecosystem Services procedure and how it can add to your current Forest Management certification.Find out more
Get in touch with the Forestry team
To find out more about Forest Management certification - to either FSC or PEFC standards - and the other services we offer, please get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss any queries you might have.Contact us