PEFC Forestry contractor certification
Forest management is a long-term process, the quality and good practice results of which can only be assessed decades later; but the PEFC Forestry contractor certification, which expands the possibilities of the PEFC Sustainable forest management certification, can prove your responsible management practices and the quality of services provided today.
What is the PEFC Forestry contractor certification?
Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international, non-governmental, independent, non-profit organization that promotes environmentally friendly, economically sound, and socially responsible forest management.
PEFC certifications are selected by both organizations and owners of small forest areas, and the certification process is carried out throughout the entire forest product supply chain. It confirms the observance of good forestry practices in the forest, as well as the harvesting of timber and other forest products, observing the highest ecological, social, and ethical standards.
The PEFC Latvian Council has developed the PEFC Forestry contractor standard, which expands the possibilities of the PEFC Forest management certification. The aim of the forestry contractors’ standard is to promote sustainable forest management, as well as to increase the quality, efficiency and social responsibility of the services provided by forestry contractors, creating a competitive advantage for certified contractors.
The forestry contractors’ standard is applicable to forest contractors, regardless of their form of business, in any of the following areas: forestry, logging or transportation.
Why certify according to the standard of the PEFC Forestry contractor certification?
An independent PEFC Forestry contractor certification confirms that the quality of services provided by forestry contractors and the forest management practices meet the requirements of the standard. Obtaining the certification verifies your sustainable operation and competitiveness in the field of forest management.
By choosing the PEFC Forestry contractor certification, you will:
- create a competitive advantage;
- increase and prove the quality, efficiency, and social responsibility of the provided services;
- receive a third-party assessment confirming the sustainability of your forest management and the quality of the forestry work.
How to obtain the PEFC Forestry contractor certification?
To be certified, the organization must implement a management system that complies with the standard and must provide quality forestry services that meet the requirements of the PEFC Forestry contractor certification standard.
BM Certification, an accredited certification body, can provide certification services and, if needed, provide training on the requirements of the PEFC Forestry contractor certification.
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