Research and analysis

Forest certification schemes: Category A evidence

Review of FSC and PEFC certification schemes to ensure they still meet UK government requirements for legal and sustainable timber.


Review of FSC and PEFC certification schemes 2015


Review of two forest certification schemes to see if they continue to meet criteria for the Timber Procurement Policy (TPP). The two schemes were the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Both were found to be meet the necessary standards for both legality and sustainability.

This means buyers can continue to use FSC and PEFC certification as Category A evidence for demonstrating compliance with the UK government TPP.

Published 23 October 2015