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Forest Certification Services
Certification is a means of demonstrating to the public that your forestry practices adhere to objective standards for sustainable forestry. Certified timber is expected to command higher prices or broader market penetration as the market for certified timber continues to expand. Certification also provides forest managers with independent, expert review of their forest management programs.
Working with partner organizations, Interforest professionals provide services to help organizations prepare for certification and conduct third party certification audits. Interforest works with both the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Standard and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria. Interforest has also led pioneering joint certification audits that allow lands to receive both SFI and FSC certification using a single audit team and a coordinated audit program.
Why Choose Interforest?
Interforest consultants are the acknowledged leaders in the field of natural resources management. They have access to, or in many cases have developed the innovative methods that are on the cutting-edge of forest resource management. Our auditors have six years of experience with forest certification and have received extensive training in the SFI and FSC auditing processes.
Our Innovative Joint Certification Approach
Working with partner organizations, Interforest can provide certification under either or both of the leading standards. We are also pioneering the area of joint certification, which allows an organization to efficiently seek both SFI and FSC Certification using a coordinated audit program. Contact us to discuss this new approach to certification.
Partnership with R.S. Berg and Associates for Preparation Consulting Services
Interforest works in partnership with R.S. Berg and Associates to help
organizations prepare for certification. Together we provide SFI, ISO
and Group Tree Farm preparation consulting for forest products companies
and forest land management organizations. The service includes a pre-packaged
set of documents needed to construct an SFI Program. This package contains
indicators and evidence that helps forest products companies efficiently
and cost effectively achieve conformance to the SFI and ISO 14001 standards.
Information about the Leading Certification Standards
Sustainable Forestry Board (SFB) was chartered as an independent body in July of 2000 to oversee development and continuous improvement of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)® Program Standard, associated certification processes and procedures and program quality control mechanisms. www.aboutsfb.org
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes responsible forest
management globally by certifying forest products that meet the most rigorous
standards in the world. The organization brings industry, environmentalists,
and community groups together to promote practical solutions that meet
its diverse stakeholders' needs. www.fscus.org
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