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Certify standing forests and timber against one or more of the CFCC/PEFC™, FSC® standards and achieve a competitive edge when taking timber to market.


Global timber markets increase the need for traceability and certification. If you can demonstrate the source of timber and that it comes from well-managed forests – with certification against a third-party scheme, such as CFCC/PEFC and FSC – your potential market is greatly expanded. Forest certification offers an independent assessment against schemes’ social, economic and environmental standards increases its value.

Whether logs, lumber, furniture, wood pulp, paper or other wood products it is important to know exactly where your materials have come from. In addition to forest management certification, we offer wood product chain of custody (CoC) certification, meaning that anyone anywhere, can quickly determine the origins and of your wood products. It is the guarantee increasingly sought by both end consumers and your customers alike.

Forest Management and CoC Auditors

At SGS, we operate a global network of specialized auditors. We have been accredited and approved by multiple forest certification schemes, e.g. CFCC/PEFC and FSC. We can perform combined audits against different forest management and CoC standards, saving you both time and money.

Why Choose Forest Management Certification Services from SGS?

Partnering with SGS for your forest management and wood product CoC certification leads to better-performing processes, increasingly skillful talent, consistent and compliant supply chains, and more sustainable customer relationships delivering profitable competitive advantage.

Add value to your forest and timber with Forest Management Certification, an independent assessment of forest management from SGS, the world's leading forest management certification body.