We operate a Group Forest Certification Scheme which allows our clients to demonstrate their commitment to responsible Forest Management under both certification schemes and allows them access to certified timber markets.
We encourage owners to join the scheme but membership is voluntary.
Information for clients
In order to offer our clients the benefits of Forest Certification, Scottish Woodlands operates a Group Certification Scheme. The advantages of the group scheme are that the costs of certification are shared among our woodland owners, which greatly reduces the cost compared to providing individual certification. Certification gives our clients access to certified timber markets which accounts for over 80% of all the timber sold in the UK.
We carry out formal assessment and surveillance of our clients’ forests to ensure that management meets the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. UKWAS is the standard, endorsed by both FSC® and PEFC™, by which sustainable forest management is assessed in the UK.
Group Scheme Membership List
The link below contains the list of current members of our Group Certification Scheme which includes contact details for the relevant Forest Manager.
Anyone who wants more information on a specific property should contact the Forest Manager in the first instance, using the links in the membership list. In the event that any issues cannot be resolved with the Forest Manager then please contact the Certification & Environment Manager.
Group Scheme Public Consultation List
The link below gives access to the list of all woodlands currently being evaluated for certification or where Forest Plans are being renewed.
You will require a password to access the relevant documents. Interested parties who have not already received the password should contact the local office to request login details for a particular consultation.
Link to current consultations.
Group Scheme - Information for Members
Existing Group Scheme Members have access to the Members Area which contains useful information on how to manage their forests under the requirements of the Scottish Woodlands Group Certification Scheme.