Certification of forestry activities is considered as a best practice in forest operations and sustainable forest management, and an important tool for market access. Domestic and international market interest in buying wood products from certified forests has increased steadily in the past few years. While each certification system has unique requirements, they all have one common objective: to provide customers with assurance that the forest products they buy have been produced with environmentally responsible practices.
Forest certification systems are voluntary and are not regulated by governments. Certification achievements confirm that companies are meeting the highest environmental standards and ultimately result in higher levels of environmental performance, which provides the framework for continued improvement.
Our strategy for natural resource management is always based on the principles and guidelines for social and environmental sustainability given by the leading systems for certification. We are convinced this offers the best possible quality assurance for our clients.
Certification systems do not automatically guarantee profitability. Strategic HSE Systems Inc. is convinced that long–term sustainability always needs to be based on an efficient utilization of natural resources and optimal systems for logistics, production and customer satisfaction. In short, they require competitiveness and profitability.
Forest Certification Services
Strategic HSE Systems’ professionals provide services to help organizations implement forest certification management systems and prepare for third party certification audits. Our key professional services include:
We can help you build, launch and maintain a certification management system that will meet your particular needs. We have extensive experience with a wide variety of standards and certification programs, including: