Transform Compliance with SGS Forestry Solutions

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How can you ensure responsible sourcing of your forest, timber and paper products?

Globally, the forestry industry is of major economic importance, but in today’s globalized marketplace, disruptive technologies and multinational trade agreements are adversely affecting the industry. Companies find themselves facing threats related to compliance, sustainability and materials sourcing.

Mandatory requirements are becoming more stringent and consumers, increasingly aware of environmental issues, are demanding wood and paper products from well-managed forests. We offer a range of training and certification services for the forestry, timber and paper industries. These include:

  • Forest product chain of custody certification
  • Forest management certification
  • Timber due diligence services

By ensuring products are sourced ethically and responsibly, companies can continue to meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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Preparing for the Sustainable Future

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Well managed forests

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Protection of wildlife and plant habitats


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Certifications for the Forestry Industry

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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) Chain-Of-Custody (CoC) Certification

The FSC offers a global certification system that helps companies to identify and purchase wood from well-managed forests. It defines principles of responsible forest management and for the transfer to finished timber and paper products (CoC). The FSC is supported by leading environment NGOs.

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Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) Chain-Of-Custody (CoC) Standard

The PEFC promotes sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. With CoC certification, the processing of timber and wood fiber is controlled from the forest to the finished product. The PEFC was founded and continues to be supported by timber industries in Europe and North America.

Benefits of Certification

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Training Courses for the Forestry Industry

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PEFC Chain of Custody

Learn how to record and track certified forest product materials from the forest to final product with the PEFC Chain of Custody standard, as well as the scheme’s logo usage rules.

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ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems Awareness Training

This training provides a model by which organizations from the forestry industry can manage and improve their environmental impacts.

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FSC Chain of Custody Basic Systems

Learn about the FSC Chain of Custody standard and certification, and how to apply it to your organization.

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FSC Chain of Custody Advanced Systems

Looking beyond certified timber, advanced chain of custody training draws together the FSC standards for controlled wood, reclaimed material and multisite operations.


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Listen to our ‘Chain of Custody Update and Outlook to 2021’ webinar.

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