How to apply for Forest Management FSC and PEFC certification
We certify to FSC® and PEFC™ standards in many regions worldwide.
Please fill in the form below, and one of our team members will contact you. Alternatively, you can find the right person here or call +44 (0) 117 914 2435.
Please note, this form is for contact purposes only. The application form is listed below, but we strongly advise you speak to one of our Certification Officers before you fill in the form - they'll be able to explain the process clearly.
Guidance For Applicants
Form to fill in:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on information provided in the application form we will prepare a quote with an estimated time line for certification.
If you want to go ahead with an evaluation, we will then send you our contract, schedule and the FSC® Trademark Licence Agreement (TLA) for you to sign and return.
Consultation with identified stakeholders such as local communities, environmental groups, government and scientific researchers will take place before the certification audit occurs.
A multidisciplinary team of auditors will assess for compliance with the relevant certification standards and produce a report incorporating issues raised during the consultation with stakeholders.
After internal and peer reviews of the certification report, a certification decision will be made.
Subject to satisfactory compliance with the relevant standard(s), a five year certificate will be issued subject to annual surveillance audits.
Before undertaking a Main Assessment audit we can carry out a Pre-Assessment (scoping visit) to assess readiness for certification.
During the five year certification period we will carry out 4 Surveillance audits and a Reassessment audit prior to the expiry of the certificate.
If you have a complaint about our decision or service, we have a procedure you can follow. If we can’t resolve it directly with you, you can lodge a formal complaint with ASI or PEFC, as appropriate. We’ll give you those details in our application pack. You can view our Appeal and Complaints Resolution Procedure here