Woodland Carbon Code
Soil Association Certification Ltd offer validation and verification of projects and group schemes for the Woodland Carbon Code.
This voluntary code encourages a consistent approach to woodland carbon projects, offering clarity and transparency to customers.
The potential of woodlands to soak up CO2 from the atmosphere - as well providing a host of other benefits for society and biodiversity - is increasingly being recognised, and many individuals and businesses wish to contribute to tree-planting to help society soak up the carbon it emits.
Before investing in such projects, people want to know that such schemes will actually deliver the carbon savings they claim.
The Woodland Carbon Code provides reassurance about the carbon savings that customers' contributions may realistically achieve. Compliance with the code means that woodland carbon projects:
- Are responsibly and sustainably managed to national standards
- Can provide reliable estimates of the amount of carbon that will be sequestered or locked up as a result of the tree planting
- Must be publicly registered and independently verified
- Meet transparent criteria and standards to ensure that real carbon benefits are delivered
Soil Association Certification's reputation for depth of expertise, flexibility and personal service has led to our invitation to become a validation and verification body for the Woodland Carbon Code.
Visit the Woodland Carbon Code website to find out more about the Woodland Carbon Code itself.
If you would like to discuss our validation and verification services for the Woodland Carbon Code scheme, please contact our Woodland Carbon Code team.
Are you a Project Developer or in the process of submitting WCC projects for Validation?
We now offer a new WCC course that helps Project Developers through the process of Validation – from submission to completion.