Responsible and sustainable forest management has become one of the vital issues during the past decades. Inadequate and improper forest management practices are threatening the long-term viability of many forests; significantly reducing their economic potential and resulting in negative social and environmental impacts.
Public awareness and the demand for certified products is growing and Forest Management Certification gives the necessary re-assurance that timber products have originated in a forest managed in a responsible and sustainable way.
Forest managers and owners ignoring the sustainability issue are becoming very vulnerable, as over-exploitation leads to a serious depletion of natural resources and increased public criticism. More and more managers and owners are looking to Forest Management Certification.
Manufacturers and suppliers who want to guarantee that their timber products originated from a certified forest, and who want to pass this guarantee onto the end user, need to provide proof of the origin and this is done by way of Chain Of Custody Certification.
Peterson Control Union can help your organisation to obtain the appropriate certification. We are an accredited Certification Body for both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes), and we have the authority to conduct compliance audits and to award certificates of compliance to forest managers, owners and companies that meet the relevant standards for responsible Forest Management and Chain of Custody.