Forest protection certification is a voluntary process in which an independent third party evaluates the quality of forest management and production against a set of predetermined requirements.
Forest protection certification includes certification of actual forests and is a way of informing consumers about the sustainability of forests where wood and other forest products are produced. In this process, the correct forest management quality of the producer companies is evaluated.
The forest protection certification standards set by the Forest Protection Council (FPC) are designed in an open, transparent process and adapted to the local context to reflect different forest types and cultural factors in different parts of the world.
Forest conservation certification has emerged in developing countries in response to concerns about unsustainable forest management threatening forests, such as illegal logging and conversion of forest to farmland or other uses.
Such practices create awareness among consumers and are successful in putting pressure on the industry. Such a system was needed to separate wood from truly well-managed resources and reward good producers.
Guidelines for forest protection certification are:
The forest protection certification system is a verifiable system to promote better forest management and is an important initiative. It provides evidence to consumers that forests are managed for economic, environmental and social benefits.
The forest protection certificate is given to companies that are considered to manage forests according to the determined standards. For this, a third-party certification body audits the company against the requirements of the standard to ensure that these standards meet their purpose. Firms that pass a successful audit are entitled to obtain forest protection certification and can claim to consumers that forests are certified according to these standards. The products of certified companies meet strict environmental requirements.
In fact, although there are several large organizations that provide forest documents globally, the Forest Protection Council (FPC) has the highest reputation and sets international criteria.
Our organization provides forest protection certification services to support manufacturers to prove their efforts in this direction.