Forest Management encompasses conservation and economic practices which maintain and protect the biodiversity, regeneration and productive capacity of forests and forest products.
Forest operators can demonstrate their commitment to sustainable forestry management by complying with a certification standard. This is a voluntary process to ensure recognition of long-term dedication towards sustainable forest management.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is an umbrella organization that endorses national forest certification systems.
The certification process for PEFC-endorsed standards is not carried out by the PEFC itself, but by accredited independent third parties such as Bureau Veritas Certification.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) is an independent, not-for-profit NGO established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests and was established in 1993.
The FSC Certificate is also delivered by an accredited independent third party such as Bureau Veritas Certification.
Bureau Veritas Certification has been certifying organizations to both the FSC and PEFC standards since 2005.
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