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

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A Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) accredited Forest Management certification from SGS 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 standard.

The FSC also evaluates, accredits and monitors forest certification organizations, which are authorized to certify against its principles and criteria. The SGS program holds FSC accreditation.

Our global FSC certification is performed under the terms of:

  • Global accreditation for FSC forest management (except Brazil) held by SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Trademark Licence Agreement FSC™ A000522)

From logs to lumber, to furniture or wood pulp to paper and printed products, it is becoming more important to know exactly where your materials have come from. Forestry product chain of custody (CoC) certification from SGS means anyone, anywhere in the world, can quickly determine the origins of your wood products and the processes through which they have been. It is the guarantee increasingly sought by both end consumers and your customers alike.

Partnering with SGS for your forest management and forestry product certification leads to better-performing processes, increasingly skilful 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 and timber with FSC Forest Management Certification, an independent assessment of forestry practices from SGS.

PEFC Certification in Poland

SGS is Poland’s leading certification body in the field of PEFC™ forest management certification and is accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation (PCA).

The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. With over 30 national certification systems and more than 240 million hectares of certified forests, PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.

The PCA is the national accreditation body authorized to accredit certification and inspection bodies, testing and calibration laboratories and other entities conducting conformity assessments and verifications. It is a recognized member of the European Co-operation for Accreditation (EA) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

For more information, please contact your local SGS office.