Environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand that their wood-based products come from sustainably farmed forests and that they be manufactured in an environmentally sound way. Certification to forestry management standards by an SCC-accredited body shows corporate social responsibility—a testament that the producer operates in a sustainable way that ensures a renewable supply of raw materials.
Scope of accreditation
Sustainable forest management of public land
International recognition program
Endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), an internationally recognized system for managing sustainable forests, this accreditation program allows bodies to certify to the CSA Z809 standard.
American-based recognition program
Endorsed by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, a U.S. organization, this accreditation program allows bodies to certify to the SFI 2015-2019 standard.
Sustainable forest management of private land (independently-owned woodlots)
American recognition (U.S. only) program
Endorsed by the American Tree Farm System, this accreditation program allows bodies to certify privately managed land in the US to the ATFS standard.
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, certification bodies are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps certification bodies deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.